Monday, January 04, 2010

Least Surprising Study

Considering the minimal version of Teach for America's philosophy is that good teachers and schools can overcome poverty, and the maximal version (of some of their friends', at least) is that poverty and inequality can only be overcome through education, it should not be too surprising that TFA alumni aren't as civic-ly engaged outside of education as similar peers. Why distract yourself from the civil rights issue of our time?

In fact, if your express purpose was to create a vehicle to convince idealistic kids to not contribute outside education, you'd be hard pressed to imporove on TFA's approach.

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