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Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Newark, NJ
Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Newark, NJ

I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Closing the achievement gap is possible.

Cons

Not enough knowledgeable staff Placement is schools with inexcusable working conditions with no support

Advice to Management

Make sure MTLDs have experience in the classroom of 5+ years and are in your CMs classroom ALL THE TIME. Do not give MTLDs over 30 CMs each. They cannot successfully support that many.

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  1. TFA values OC's even though only summer employees- professional development and management experience

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Operations Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Operations Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Teach for America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When not on the clock, no extra work required Room in budget for staff appreciation, dinners, etc. Good gateway job to TFA corps member

    Cons

    Menial labor at times, like doing laundry or counting sandwiches Don't get to choose your location Very low pay


  2. Challenging, life-changing experience as a core member.

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    Former Employee - High School Math Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - High School Math Teacher in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a core member, you have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the community and affect students' lives. You are "thrown to the sharks," but I know this experience made me confront my weaknesses and grow as a person while raising awareness of the education gap in America.

    Cons

    Your experience and the challenges you face is largely dependent on the school where you are placed to teach - which you have very little control over.

    Advice to Management

    Work with core members more to ensure they have solid career options after the two-year commitment - begin working with first year core members so that they do not miss out on opportunities which require earlier action.


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