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Stephen Downes

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The Teach for America program is being exported to Australia. Here's the reaction from America: "The Teach for America program which sends top graduates who are not trained in teaching into poorer schools is about to start in Australia... The news that Australia is following the United States in introducing a program which puts untrained teachers in the classroom came as a real shock to us here. Simply put, you are being conned. Teach for America (TFA), the model for your national program, is not effective in helping students in poverty learn more, though it is very effective at raising large amounts of money."

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