Travis Manning, a local teacher in Caldwell, wrote an interesting OpEd piece in the Press Tribine critical of TFA’s 50 million dollar profit margin, all the awhile claiming to be an altruistic nonprofit entity.
In May 2013, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton rejected a line-item grant of $1.5 million to fund TFA teachers, citing lack of competition in the application process. Dayton noted TFA’s $50 million profit margin in 2011 and wondered why it would need state assistance (read: corporate welfare) to fund teachers.
Be sure to check out the full article by Manning at the Idaho Press Tribune online.