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Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

Affecting the state of education and making major/positive impacts on young minds in high-need/lower-income communities

Cons

At times certain obligations are unnecessarily demanding.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better communication processes.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Life changing experience

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    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The insight and skills you gain through TFA are so incredibly valuable, whether one decides to stay in education or not. Not to mention, it is an incredibly eye-opening experience that will challenge you in every way possible.

    Cons

    Working to close the education gap is a vocation and not just a job. Prepare to dedicate your life to your classroom while working in the corps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Institute -- Many Highs and Lows

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    Former Employee - Summer Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Operations in Houston, TX

    I worked at Teach for America part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Intensive professional development for aspiring school leaders.
    Quality of colleagues and systems for exchanging best practices.

    Cons

    Tendency to scapegoat organizational shortcomings on individual staff members.
    Poor compensation for time and effort -- overtime pay was misleading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many established circles with an already cliquish organization.
    Less emphasis on making everything seem "rigorous" and "elite" when it's only surface-level and leads to inefficient outcomes for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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