Teach First Expansion, Teacher Layoffs?

For any who still see Teach First through rose-tinted spectacles, then a Dallas CBS video (see link below) tells a predictable and saddening story.

Dole Queue

Teachers Face Layoffs While DISD Extending Teach For America Program

A familiar tale:

– Local and state authorities employ graduate teachers to maintain staff numbers and reduce the wage bill.

-Such authorities use specialist temporary staff agencies (e.g. Teach First, Teach for America) to meet staffing needs.

-And then they make existing, more experienced but more costly staff redundant.

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