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Book by EPOL student Jameson Brewer offers insider's view of Teach for America

by Sharita Forrest  /   Jul 2, 2015

The two-year teaching experiences of Jameson Brewer at Teach for America (TFA) were the motivation for his new book, Teach for America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Out. Jameson is a TFA alumnus, a doctoral student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, and involved with the Forum on the Future of Public Education.

In the book, 19 former corps members, a former staff member, and education scholar Barbara Torre Veltri, a professor at Northern Arizona State University whose research interests include TFA, provide insider perspectives on the organization’s recruitment and training strategies, approach to diversity, and corporate culture.

The book provides a troubling look inside TFA, which recruits college graduates every year to teach in mostly low-income, minority schools.       

Read the full article by Sharita Forrest of the Illinois News Bureau.