Local Charter Employs Teach For America Corps to Provide Co-Taught Classrooms
December 16, 2013
It’s a little after 8 a.m. at People for People Charter School (PFPCS) in North Philadelphia. Teacher Maxwell Tartar has just begun his lesson on language and point-of-view. While the classroom full of somewhat groggy 7th grade students listens attentively to Tartar’s lesson, a student blurts out a random comment. In one silent motion, a second teacher, Vance Lewis walks over to the disruptive student and quietly discusses his behavior. The disturbance is calmed so quickly that none of the other students react to it, and Tartar is able to continue his lesson without a flinch.