Wajert: Its the ends that count

Freshman Lyndsey Wajert, a Hatchet columnist, discusses how Teach for America is a worthy program, regardless of what motivations participants to sign up.

“In an ideal world, perhaps, people would sacrifice their time, energy or money to help others in a purely altruistic fashion. But this is the real world, full of tax cuts for charitable donations and alumni who give to GW with the hope of getting a plaque mounted in the Smith Center in their honor, or a bench named after them, or perhaps even a building. This is not necessarily deplorable; either way, the charity gets the money and GW gets to, say, fix up the locker rooms or fund a new tenured professorship.”

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