Monday, February 12, 2007

Dear Teach for America, Stop Stalking Me

I'm being stalked. Not by a cute guy, or even by a not-so-cute guy. I am being stalked by Teach for America. The e-mails asking for a meeting were flattering at first, then got annoying, but the letter slipped under my door--now that was just creepy.

I think that Teach for America is a really great program, and once when I didn't have an internship, I even considered it for about five seconds. But I would be an awful teacher because I do not like stupid people. So, Teach for America, you don't want me. I know you don't. And I don't want your e-mails. Really.


At 2/13/07, 11:15 AM, Blogger Deborah said...

I have never ever been stalked - by people or by organizations. Should I be royally insulted?

At 2/13/07, 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, insinuating that the students you would be working with as part of Teach For America are stupid is beyond arrogant. Enjoy your privilege, but please take a shot of humility next time you have the opportunity.

At 2/13/07, 8:58 PM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Anon, that came across wrong. I didn't mean the students in the Teach for America program are stupid. I meant, I don't have patience for teaching anyone at a lower level than me, so I would be a bad teacher anywhere--privileged yuppie elite prep school or inner-city public school or anything in between. I did not mean to indicate anything about the caliber of the students in the program.


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