With limited training, Teach for America recruits play expanding role in schools

From Washington Post

By Michael Birnbaum
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 23, 2010; A01

Four months ago, Jamila Best was still in college. Two months ago, she started training to become a teacher. Monday morning, the 21-year-old will walk into a D.C. classroom, take a deep breath and dive into one of the most difficult assignments in public education.