“Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in specific high-need subjects in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.”
“Teach for America has sent hundreds of graduates to Capitol Hill, school superintendents’ offices and education reform groups, seeding a movement that has supported testing and standards, teacher evaluations tethered to student test scores, and a weakening of teacher tenure.”
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; TEACH Grant: Study of Institutional Practices and Grant Recipient Outcomes and Experiences
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education (Department) requests OMB clearance for a survey of a purposively selected sample of 473 institutions of higher education, and a sample of 500 randomly selected grant recipients participating in the TEACH Grant program. The surveys will inform a study addressing issues and challenges regarding the implementation of TEACH Grants, which is being conducted in response to a GAO audit addressing the high grant to loan conversion rate among TEACH grant recipients.
If there is any wonder how “hedgehogs” are making money from the failure of our children this is a prime example.
To spend federal educational dollars to specially train teachers to promote your agenda and then utilize federal education dollars to study the “Institutional Practices and Grant Recipient Outcomes and Experiences” of that program, is unconscionable.
These teachers are trained not educated. They are trained to work with “underprivileged” children as though they learn differently from other children, perpetuating the institutionalized racism that is rampant in education.
Our children deserve to be educated by knowledgeable, dedicated, teachers who know and understand that all children are gifted and talented.
When we provide every child in America with an excellent education that is developmentally appropriate, founded in the Arts, and experiential there will be no need to spend money on “hedgehog” surveys.
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