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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 02:28 AM

Harvard Students Ask University to Cut Ties with Teach for America

A dozen Harvard University students, members of the Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), assembled outside a university building on Friday, September 26th, calling on President Drew G. Faust to cut ties with Teach for America unless the AmeriCorps program makes major changes to its organization.

The groupís demonstration comes as part of a larger movement initiated by United Students Against Sweatshops, which holds that holds that Teach For America is working to privatize education through its relationships with big-name corporations that are threatening the sanctity of public education. The group had a TFA Truth Tour during March and April earlier this year, wherein protests were scheduled and executed on college campuses, including Harvard University.

In their letter to President Faust, the student group outlined the reforms they would like to see within the organization:

Send Teach for America participants only to areas where there is a teaching shortage
Work to provide these participants with more training and education
Eliminate the ties the organization has with such corporations as Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil, and JPMorgan Chase.

full: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/24906-harvard-students-ask-university-to-cut-ties-with-teach-for-america.html
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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 04:11 AM

1. Kicking. Thank you. nt

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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 04:18 AM

2. Very good

Everyone needs to know what they are up to. From the article it says they are being funneled into charter schools which is all part of skimming off the funds from public education. If I was a parent, I would be furious about this.

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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 04:45 AM

3. This is one bandwagon I hope every university gets on.

It's all part of the Powell Manifesto's goals, and these Harvard students are having none of it!

Good for them!!

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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 10:29 AM

4. K&R....

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Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:03 AM

5. TFA was set up to Scab for union busting corporate USA nt

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