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U drops Teach for America partnership

Nov 08, 2016 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

The University of Minnesota and Teach for America are scrapping their partnership in the state's first alternative teacher preparation program, citing pinched funding on both ends.

The decision comes after a yearslong debate that's divided the state among those who support nontraditional paths to teaching jobs and others, like teachers' unions, that have said that teachers recruited through TFA sidestep the work and standards that other teachers have to meet.

The number of participan...