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Published in Fast Company Magazine
02/16/2011
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/153/re-dec-2010-jan-2011.html

To the editor



It's great to see a letter in a place like Fast Company. We should follow Cathy's example in setting the record straight--in venues besides newspapers.





In "iCitizen," Anya Kamenetz compares Code for America with Teach for America. This is not an accurate comparison. Code for America hires experienced game developers to write code and develop applications to help neighborhoods and communities. Teach for America hires people with no teaching experience to instruct our nation's children. The comparison would be accurate if Code for America hired people with no background in code. The idea sounds absurd, yet Fast Company supports just such an approach to education with its repeated accolades for Teach for America.

Cathy Toll


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