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5 Ingredients for Educators on Closing the Opportunity Gap | #Edchat Recap

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Last week's afternoon #edchat discussion was about the opportunity gap. We tackled the ultimate question: How do we ensure those without privilege have equal access to quality education and opportunity? As a Teach for America alum and a regular #edchatter, I left this discussion filled with much left to reflect on about the opportunity gap.


@michellek: If education is supposed to be the great equalizer, then make it happen with equal access. #edchat


I look at this quote and think, isn't that what the United States is all about - education and opportunity having the power to close these gaps? Then I remember my amazingly capable yet "left behind" students, my extremely underfunded school, my misguided administration, my clueless state representatives and think, if only!


Teach for America Aims to Eliminate Educational Inequity


Teach for America's mission statement is that "One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education." The mission of Teach for America is to build a movement to eliminate educational inequity- not to fill teacher shortages.


While some like Larry Ferlazzo oppose Teach for America, insisting that TFA is not in the best interest of students and most alumni leave after 2 years, I question...


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