If You Build It They Will Come

More circumstantial evidence (pdf) that a rethinking of teacher recruitment, hiring, and licensure is in order. From Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp:

In a growing economy, when jobless claims are at the lowest point in four years, Teach For America has received a record 17,000 applicants. Twelve percent of the senior classes of Yale and Spelman, 11 percent of Dartmouth’s senior class, 9 percent of the senior classes of Princeton and Harvard, and 4 percent of the University of Michigan’s senior class have chosen to compete to join Teach For America.

More about TFA here. And, the numbers caught the attention of Teach and Learn, too. He’s also a TFA vet.

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