Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Next Generation of Leaders in Education

The co-heads of TFA responded to the NYT article (see my last email) – with facts, not anecdotes! This hardly seems like a crisis:

In 2000, we had around 4,000 applications. Today, even though we're slightly behind where we were last year, we've had nearly 36,000 individuals apply with another five weeks before our application window closes. There's a reason this number isn't in the Times story. It's huge—larger than the number of individuals enrolled in all of California's education schools, combined. It is also double the number of applications we received during the strong economy in 2005-2007, and nearly 10 times the number we received in the 1999-2001 time period.

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