Badass Teachers Association: Official Statement on Teach for America

At a time when our sisters and brothers in Chicago are being fired and while the city is signing a new contract with Teach for America, anyone on  the Badass Teachers Association site who defends Teach for America as an organization is going to BE BANNED from the group. We feel at this point in time that a defense of TFA is counterproductive to our mission here at BAT and a threat to all we stand for. BATS regard TFA as a replacement labor agency and will treat it and its supporters accordingly. Teach for America recruits and alumni are welcome so long as they do not defend organization policies which demean the teaching profession and encourage the firing of veteran teachers to make way for TFA Corps members