Per this, a principal writes:

As an aside, I thought I’d mention that I shared your coverage of the Linda Darling-Hammond hatchet job of TFA with some of the teachers in the charter school where I work. Our school was founded by and is staffed almost completely by TFA alums. Every single one of them will admit to you that in their first years, they were lousy. That’s how it is for everyone when they start teaching. But they will also all tell you that the alternate route certification programs or master’s degrees they were required to pursue were, for the most part, useless distractions, and in some cases here in XX, actually detrimental to their development as teachers. And these teachers,rated as some of the most effective around by authoritative sources [results provided but redacted to preserve anonymity] are legitimate authorities on the question of professional development.

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