Last month Parents Across America-Seattle along with several teachers did a peaceful demonstration outside of the Apple store in Seattle. The protest was regarding Apple giving out free I Pads to Teach for America recruits. Unfortunately certified teachers with experience in their field and a long-term commitment to our communities were not considered important enough for such a gift.
It’s was a corporate promotion of a corporate-backed organization.
Shortly after the protest, the display was taken down sooner than originally scheduled. The display in Portland also disappeared when Apple received word that members of a PAA affiliate in Portland along with teachers were also planning to demonstrate outside the Portland location.
Check out the video teach for corporate america: rotten to the core and watch it all the way through to the credits. The last credits are an amazing list of the corporate backers of Teach for America.
I’d also like to give a plug to the creator of this video. She did exceptional work as always on this video and I would recommend her to anyone.
Her contact info is:
The effort to reconstruct the schools in New Orleans and manage 41 charters there is thick with educators who have worked with Ms. Kopp and Mr. Barth.
Eli Broad liked to call himself a “Venture Capitalist”. Since then many people refer to him and others as “Vulture Capitalists”. That term does ring true.