1) On January 20th, corps members got an email from Wendy introducing TFA’s five-year plan and her new book.
2) On Friday, I read One Day, All Children (snow days are good for that sort of thing).
3) Shortly thereafter, and multiple times since, I remembered that the TFA Summit is THIS WEEKEND! In less than 66 hours, I will be in D.C., positively SWIMMING in Kool-Aid. (omgomgomgomgomg…)
4) So … I’ve finally started dipping into all the hoo-hah on ed reform. Nothing too earth-shattering: just reading around online a little more online about Parents Across America, on TFA’s reception in Seattle/Tacoma (very close to my home), and other exciting things that maybe shouldn’t be as controversial as they are.
But I came across an epic blog post by the lovely, inspirational, amazing Melissa Tran. To a very busy first-year teacher just now starting to getting all the issues straight, this was a fantastically comprehensive and grounded look at what everyone is talking about.