Teach for America

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Cult

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Former Employee - Ccc  in  Syracuse, NY
Former Employee - Ccc in Syracuse, NY

Pros

You learn a lot about education issues and become very passionate about it.

Cons

It's a cult and all they care about is metric results, which can be frustrating if your brain doesn't work that way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes way to organized down to the last detail, and sometimes not organized at all and super last minute about things. Pick one!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Teach for America

  1.  

    Teach for America, while a challenge, offers a lot of support.

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    Current Employee - Corps Member  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Feeling like you're making a difference. Prestige when looking for other jobs after commitment ends. A lot of support from TFA regional and national staff. Tons of resources available to all TFA corps members.

    Cons

    Definitely a challenge. Huge time commitment. Stressful. Lack of choice about living location/subject you teach/school you teach at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic about how difficult it can be when you join TFA. Make Institute longer or ensure that teachers get more experience before they're in their own classroom.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Never boring!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

    Pros

    The work is extremely rewarding, never boring, and provides great stories for friends and family. Also very livable pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of up's and downs, and dealing with incompetent or uncaring coworkers. For the most part, the demands of the work and the people you are with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide good training once you have TFA members at your school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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