Teach for America

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Great way to enter the education sector.

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Former Employee - Pre-K Corps Member in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Pre-K Corps Member in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Job security, teaching experience, professional development, insight into education policy, opportunity to impact the achievement gap

Cons

Challenging work/life balance, high stress environment, TFA staff are resistant to alternative views on education reform

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to Corps Member feedback on the importance of social & emotional development of students in addition to academic gains.

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    Challenging, life-changing, rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    A huge challenge. I will force you to grow and develop in so many ways. You are immediately put on the front lines of fighting the achievement gap in public education. Great professional development and networking opportunities, great support staff, very supportive alumni network.

    Cons

    All corps members will work in school systems that are struggling in some way. Corps members are faced with tremendous adversity and sometimes cannot count on support of school administration and fellow teachers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    One of the more challenging/exhausting/rewarding experiences you will ever embark on.

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    It's hard. Everyday is different. Intellectually stimulating. Nice to be part of similarly aged group of people committed to the same cause. It's nice to know that you're making a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    It's hard. It's exhausting. You bring work home a lot. Sometime you may feel unappreciated and on your own.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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