Occupy TFA

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May 28 2012

Occupy TFA

One of the ironies of TFA is that while they select corps members because of their leadership potential, they also expect those same future transformational leaders to be very obedient followers during training.  Though TFAers joke about ‘Drinking The Kool-Aid,’ and taking a blind leap of faith, it is worth noting that the ‘Kool Aid’ thing is a reference to a cult mass suicide in the 1970s.
Given the choice between drinking Kool-Aid and eating fresh nutritious fruits and vegetables, you’d be better off with what is real.
The Occupy TFA Home Page is a portal with links to various message boards which will enable current corps members to communicate and discuss issues that arise during the summer training and beyond.
This blog is maintained by me, Gary Rubinstein, a 1991 TFA alum, and someone who has been frustrated by TFA’s slowness to improve some of the flaws in the training model and…

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Tulsa Instititue

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Tulsa institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Phoenix Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Phoenix institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Delta Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Delta institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Philadelphia Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Philadelphia institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The NYC Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the New York City institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Required Reading

Here are some things that I think every CM should read / watch This page is currently under construction, but here are some links to some important videos. To understand more about the achievement gap, watch this panel discussion from last summer You should watch the whole thing (it is over 2 hours) and make…

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Houston Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Houston institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The LA Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Los Angeles institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Chicago Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Chicago institute.

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