David Lopez, Teach for America San Diego’s executive director, joined us on the show this week to talk about how the program’s doing in its second year in San Diego, and to address some of the criticisms it’s facing nationally.
Now in its second school year in San Diego, Teach for America has expanded from 19 to 41 teachers – and it’s already putting to work some of the strategies for recruiting rookie teachers that San Diego Unified is now recommending for itself.
Many of us in the education community think the term “achievement gap” is too limited. There’s a world outside of test scores and grades.
David Lopez, executive director of San Diego’s Teach for America chapter, says the key to bringing the program here was figuring out how it could complement the existing educational landscape.