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Teach For America

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Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member  in  Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO

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

Pros

Teach For America is a very worthwhile cause/calling/organization. The corps members are bright and positive and eager to make an impact in the communities where they teach.

Cons

There is a grueling induction process, sort of boot camp for teachers. Many consecutive nights with about 4 hours of sleep.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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