Teach for America criticized for apparent stance on education policy

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Over its 24-year history, Teach for America has won accolades for taking top college graduates and putting them to work in some of America's toughest schools, creating what it regards as a national model of nonpartisan service in education.

But some former participants and academics, among others, have recently accused the Peace Corps-like organization of taking sides in the education policy wars.

They criticize the nonprofit for aligning too closely with its largest private donors and high-profile alumni who have gone into politics.

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