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Wonderful organization

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Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Director, Strategy in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Mission-driven, smart and motivated people

Cons

Low salary but there are decent benefits

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Corps member disillusioned with TFA's capability to solve educational inequity.

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility in non-teaching positions, highly educated and motivated colleagues.

    Cons

    The organization fundamentally works against the teaching profession by pressuring the best teachers to leave the classroom and work in their office; the organization takes new, barely minted teachers and asked them to be the authority on teaching for even newer and more clueless teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all staff have taught, make sure all people who serve as advisors to teachers have more than just two years of teaching experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Went in blind. If you see yourself in education, please go the traditional route!!!

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    ~The cause is amazing.

    ~The passion and enthusiasm that staff and corps members have is so great that it makes you want to vomit sometimes.

    ~The support, though sometimes annoying and over the top, is generally helpful if you're willing to take it and have the time to listen to it.

    ~Great stepping stone for educational leadership, policy, etc.

    Cons

    ~For 2 years TFA practically owns your life. The possibility of being very good at your job and keeping a social life (and sanity) are very unlikely.

    ~All corps, meetings, check ins, phone calls, text messages, pop-ins, observations = No normal day. Every single day is surrounded by TFA no matter how hard you try to just relax

    ~The "rigorous" training, known as institute, prepares you for next to nothing but how to not sound like a racist or degrade your students for being low-income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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