04.27.11

Rep. Adam Schiff Serves as Guest Teacher for Teach For America Week

Pasadena, CA – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) served as a guest teacher at Washington Middle School during Teach For America Week, which engages local leaders in support of the movement to expand educational opportunity. As a guest teacher in the classroom, Rep. Schiff hoped to inspire students with lessons that connect the curriculum to real life.

“It was a pleasure to serve as a guest teacher today at Washington Middle School,” Rep. Schiff said.  “One of the greatest American ideals is that hard work yields rewards — that when children are given the opportunities they deserve, they can and do excel. In dedicating their talents and time to educating our students, Teach For America corps members and alumni make positive and lasting impacts on student achievement, helping to address the most critical needs in education.”   

Teach For America is the national corps of  recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regions across the country while more than 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

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