UVA, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Announce Honorees

There are 5 comments on the Mar 5, 2013, NBC29 Charlottesville story titled UVA, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Announce Honorees. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in architecture, law and citizen leadership are jointly sponsored by the university and the nonprofit that owns and operates Monticello.

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Richard m Davis

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 5, 2013
This is so wwonderful and makes up for all the degradation caused by Helen Dragas. Congratulations!
Ghetto fabulous

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 5, 2013
wheres mines? just checkings!
Koppin out

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 5, 2013
Wendy Kopp? Really? UVa honors Kopp? While I credit her personally for her intelligence and well intended effort, TFA has transformed into something far more powerful and malevolent than its idealic beginning. It is now the largest teacher training program in the nation. And they give their members a whole 5 weeks top prepare to teach. That's the best model they've come up with. Wow. I would like to think that there are more deserving individuals. I can think of numerous local, state and national figures who have done more for education and as a whole for the community, state and nation then Kopp. Still I congratulate her on the honor. Oh well. Sour Grapes on my part I suppose. I am only a 26 year career teacher. What do I know about education?
Old Wahoo

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 5, 2013
Koppin out wrote:
Wendy Kopp? Really? UVa honors Kopp? While I credit her personally for her intelligence and well intended effort, TFA has transformed into something far more powerful and malevolent than its idealic beginning. It is now the largest teacher training program in the nation. And they give their members a whole 5 weeks top prepare to teach. That's the best model they've come up with. Wow. I would like to think that there are more deserving individuals. I can think of numerous local, state and national figures who have done more for education and as a whole for the community, state and nation then Kopp. Still I congratulate her on the honor. Oh well. Sour Grapes on my part I suppose. I am only a 26 year career teacher. What do I know about education?
Your grapes are REALLY sour. No way TFA can be considered "malevolent," if that's the word you really mean. I hope your students don't sense the bitterness you display. UVA has made a fine choice.(40-year teacher here.)
JimFromTheValley

Broadway, VA

#5 Mar 5, 2013
Why is a criminal like Robert Mueller getting an award for anything?

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