Math for America
I just stumbled upon a web site for an interesting new program that is recruiting and training math teachers to work in poor urban schools that are particularly starved for talent. It's called Math for America, and it's modeled after -- any guesses? --Teach for America.
It started in New York City 2004 by mathematician James H. Simons, and it recently expanded to the DC region. The first year, fellows get a master of arts in teaching from American University, and then they teach in District schools for four years. The program provides full tuition, stipends, and mentoring.
There is a lot of room for programs like these that go after talented mathematicians, offer to pay them more than the going rate, and give them more than the flagging support that a lot of teachers find in public schools. If anyone knows of similar efforts to recruit math teachers, please let me know... I'd like to write about them.
I'm heading out of town, and signing off for a few days. I will be back on Monday.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
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