A Love/Hate Relationship With Teach For America04:49

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In the education world, friction has developed between teachers who come to the profession the old fashioned way and the increasing number who enter through a side door, particularly Teach For America.

The national program recruits students from elite colleges and prepares them to spend two years as teachers.

The rub is particularly glaring at Vanderbilt University. It’s home to one of the nation’s top education schools, Peabody College, and under its nose, Teach For America has flourished.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Blake Farmer of WPLN in Nashville reports.


This segment aired on March 7, 2014.

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