The two organized a #ResistTFA “Twitter Chat” on Monday evening as part of the organization’s “Students Resisting Teach For America” national campaign, which is aimed at building a resistance movement to TFA, which recruits “corps members” — many of them new college graduates — and gives them only five weeks of summer training before placing them as full-time instructors in low-income, high-need classrooms across America. The chat attracted students, former TFA participants, teachers and other and education professionals, parents, and concerned citizens, and included topics.
Rivera and Nguyen released a statement saying:
“The overwhelming response to the #ResistTFA hashtag proves that there is an enormous concern among students, teachers, parents and citizens across the country regarding Teach For America’s disproportionate influence on public education. We are encouraged to see this massive outpouring on Twitter, and we look forward to continuing this important discussion about Teach For America on campuses across the country.”
Here are some of the tweets on #resistTFA: