GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

June 2008


We have been invited to respond to Megan Hopkins' article because our schools partner with Teach for America (TFA) to prepare corps members in our graduate programs. Why? Because we maintain a deep commitment to preparing and placing effective, knowledgeable, and caring teachers in every classroom. Thus we seek out viable partners who can help in our efforts to counteract the impact on students of extreme teacher shortages and diminishing confidence in the positive outcomes of teacher education programs. We partner with TFA to provide comprehensive teacher preparation programs — not mere backdoor or emergency approaches. Our programs actively support new teachers.


Reprinted with permission. Reprinted from Phi Delta Kappan, Volume 89, Issue 10, June 2008, pages 726-729.



Date Posted: 24 June 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.