Grad Students Teach America What Gen X is All About

In the spring of 2005, 12 percent of graduating seniors at Yale signed up to “Teach for America” in inner city schools. David Gergen of US News and World Report shared a compelling tale of young idealism.

Teach for America teachers score higher in classroom math scores than regular teachers. “This spring on many college campuses, something absolutely remarkable happened: Talented young people lined up by the scores to teach lower-income kids in urban and rural public schools. In years past, investment banks like Goldman Sachs were the recruiting powerhouses at top campuses; this year, they were joined by Teach for America, a program that expresses the fresh idealism and social values of this new generation.”

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