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Great organization with great opportunities

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Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

• Great personal growing experience
• Ability to develop a variety of skills beyond teaching

Cons

• Too data driven at times
• A lot of your experience depends on the school you are placed in and how well you mesh with your co-workers there

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  1. A life changing experience.

    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    This will give you the skills and life experience you need to be successful in any career path.

    Cons

    Do not go into this thinking you are just going to get by. It didn't work for me.

  2. I felt less like a corps member most days and more like a teacher at my school

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    Current Employee - Corps Member - Charter School in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Corps Member - Charter School in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They were pretty hands off which was great for me since I already had a ton of people in and out of my room all of the time. I didnt need them as much, as I studied education in school and had previous teaching experience.

    Cons

    They were hands off - could be problematic for those who have never experienced teaching
    The "all corps saturdays" were long and sometimes felt like a waste of time, especially for a teacher who needed to grade and make lesson plans.. good thing they were only once a month!

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more people of color (especially black males)

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