Presentation on Teach for All Programs in Latin America

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Over the past two years, entrepreneurs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have established local adaptations of Teach for America (TFA), a program founded in the United States in 1990. TFA recruits top college graduates to teach in disadvantaged schools for two years in the hope that they will become not only effective teachers but also champions of education reform even after leaving the program.

On April 21, the Harvard Argentine Society organized an event to review the experience of the TFA adaptations in Latin America. Panelists included Richard Murnane, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ana Santiago and Mariana Alfonso, Specialists at the Education Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank; and Alejandro Ganimian, co-founder of the TFA adaptation in Argentina.

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