Feb 24 5:35 PM

Teach for America: Making the grade?

Teach for America member Michael Darmas "high fives" a student at Holmes Elementary School in Miami on Sept. 1, 2011.

#ResistTFA, a trending hashtag, is highlighting cracks in one of America's most prestigious teaching programs. Teach for America (TFA) is accused of pushing out experienced teachers for newly trained graduates. However, TFA supporters say it is working to address educational inequity by bringing in teachers and talent. So, is TFA doing more harm or good for America's education system?

On this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:

Jack Schneider @Edu_Historian
Assistant Professor of Education, College of the Holy Cross

Camika Royal @DrCamikaRoyal
Professor of Education, Arcadia University

Maurice Thomas @Maurice_Thomas
Executive Director of TFA Milwaukee

McKenzi Payne @AyoMsPayne
TFA Corps Member/Teacher at Northwestern Senior High

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