Ph.D student Erin Dyke of the University of Minnesota‘s College of Education, tells MPR reporter Tim Post how she feels about the U’s agreement to start an alternative teacher-prep program with Teach for America:
“We’re all feeling pretty angry and agitated and ready to dig our heels in for the long haul. We don’t want TFA to feel welcome here.”
Many TFA opponents say the program short-changes participants in training.
But associate dean Deborah Dillon, who is in charge of teacher preparation programs at the college, says it will be stringent:
“It will be a highly rigorous program where we will hold the teacher corps members accountable for their learning and for their students’ learning.”