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Aug 16 2012

#48: All you need is hate(1)

Before my summer is officially over tomorrow morning for my campus retreat, I’d like to join the fray and respond to some posts and comments in the TFU airspace. The topic is, broadly, how to best achieve reform. A couple of TFU bloggers have gone to the mat for consensus-building.  To borrow a turn of…

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Aug 14 2012

#47: TFA is not a monolith

I wanted to write about TFA orientation while it is still fresh in my mind. I think it’s important to air our grievances as a matter of conscience.  Many if not most of TFA’s corps members can be described as politically progressive(1).  I think a great deal of the disillusionment that many corps members feel…

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“Everyone here is so young and dynamic!” This was something I overheard at Institute last year, and it was definitely a declaration of pleasant surprise.  For each corps which is predominantly early 20-somethings, you go through most of your schooling in environments run by…old people.  Not old people, but people indeterminately older than you.  Then…

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Aug 13 2012

#45: Service

Lately, when I hear TFA described by anyone not already involved in it, the phrase “national service organization” leads the description.  I’ve been unsure how to word it myself.  Most of the time, I’ve said something to the effect of “It’s this thing where mostly recent college grads get placed in urban and rural schools…

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