Recently Read: Students ask Harvard to cut ties with Teach for America

Citing concerns about undue corporate influence, Harvard students request that President Faust end the institution’s relationship with Teach for America.

The Harvard Crimson student newspaper reported that members of the Student Labor Action Movement recently delivered a letter to Faust “demanding the organization only send students to areas in which there is a teaching shortage, providing corps members more education and training, and cutting ties with corporations the students think threaten teachers unions such as Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan Chase.”

The letter urges Faust to cut ties with TFA — which recruits new college graduates, gives them five weeks of training in the summer and then sends them into high-poverty schools to be solo teachers — if these changes are not made by Oct. 8.

 

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