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Miller-McCoy leader urges two-year contract with TFA to beef up math, science instruction

Miller-McCoy Academy leaders heard a financial presentation on the budget at their monthly meeting, April 28.

Treasurer David Bailey said the school needs a used bus. Chairman Michael Todd said the cost would not exceed $58,400. The purchase was approved unanimously.

The school’s chief executive, Walter Strong, urged signing a two-year contract with Teach For America to provide instructors, especially in the areas of math and science.

“We should cast a wide net,” Strong said. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Bailey acknowledged that some aspects of the budget were disappointing and vowed a close review.

“I don’t want to dwell too much on the balance sheet, but I do want to look at where we’re going,” Bailey said.

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  • dgodon

    TFA is not the answer for teaching needs. They may be enthusiastic, but their high attrition rate hurts students most in need. For more on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

  • Linvinginbrooklyn

    Mark Naison takes on Teach For America and their corrosive effect on America’s Public Education System. It’s in the EDUCATION NEWS!
    http://youtu.be/PREZXh4coIo