Tag Archives: Teach for America

Q&A: Inside the Teach For America “Cult”

Recently I wrote about David Greene, a “field specialist” at Fordham University who mentors graduate students there that are also Teach For America participants. I profiled Greene’s work with one of his mentees, a teacher in the south Bronx, and how Greene’s advice to the teacher often clashed with Teach For America’s approach to the  Read more »

Teaching the Teachers for America

Teaching the Teachers for America

Just before 8 a.m. on a recent Thursday, as 25-year-old David Nitkin prepared to teach his eighth-grade humanities course at Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School, his mentor David Greene had already found something that annoyed him. Greene peered over his glasses at a collage of vocabulary worksheets taped over the classroom windows. Stapled over those sheets,  Read more »