Too Many "New Teacher" Organizations Spoil The Party
It used to be that there was just Recruiting New Teachers. Ahh, those were the good old days. Now, there's a confusing proliferation of "new teacher" organizations: New Teacher Center (the Santa Cruz one, I think). New Teacher Project(run by a TFA-er out of Denver, right?). There's one in New York -- or is that just a field office? And of course there's the New Teacher Network (one of my faves, in Chicago). Now I like new teachers as much or (some would say) more than the next person -- but enough's enough. Can't they just get in a room and horsengoggle for who gets the name, or figure out some big merger and take over the world?