J. Crew Offers a “Teach for America Collection”
No kidding. J. Crew is fundraising for Teach for America (TFA) by selling TFA apparel:
Join us for the launch of J. Crew’s 2016 Teach For America Collection! To celebrate the launch, you will receive 15% off all purchases made during the event. In addition, J. Crew will donate 15% of your total purchase to Teach For America – Metro Atlanta! Come mingle, shop, and enjoy light refreshments with your Teach For America community. Friends and family are more than welcome; the more the merrier!
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the J. Crew at Lenox Mall!
People will buy these clothes and actually think that money is being donated to public education.
TFA is a teacher temp agency; its recruitment is in decline. The Meridian Star (Mississippi) reports on September 22, 2016, that TFA is charging districts more for TFA recruits.
TFA CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard blames the economy for improving too much, which says little for her reasoning as to why college grads join TFA: in a poorer economy, college grads are desperate.
Good thing that TFA thought to charge districts a higher fee for its fly-by-night-trained teachers.
And, of course, J. Crew is here to help combat the downside of that stronger economy.
Tongue in cheek, folks. Tongue in cheek.