Teach For America and Education Reform

As schools around the country get ready for summer break, discussions of education reform are coming to the forefront: http://www.good.is/post/is-an-occupy-teach-for-america-movement-brewing/  I have friends and family who have participated in Teach For America and similar initiatives. The reality isn’t pretty.

Teachers: Overpaid or Underpaid?

Preface:The following post pertains more to public schools than private education. Many of the ideas presented are relevant for both. “Teachers are underpaid.” A common refrain, but is it true?