Teach for America
Monday - June 06, 2011
In late April it was announced that Teach for America (TFA) would expand into South Carolina. The State Board of Education, the Palmetto Institute and numerous individuals were instrumental in bringing the organization to SC. Plans are that 30 college graduates and professionals will be coming to some of our highest-need rural schools this coming school year and at least 30 more in each of the following two years. Todays podcast delves into some of the background of the effort to bring TFA with Dr. Fred Carter, President of Francis Marion University; FMU will be TFA's local university partner. Also, South Carolina native and TFA corpsmember Josh Bell will take part in the podcast. Josh has been named Executive Ditector of Teach for America - South Carolina. Learn more about this difference-making organization on this week's Speaking of Schools.