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2009 corps member

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Teach for America

Pros

They are incredibly organized and passionate about what they do. They take efficiency to a whole new level. They are incredibly selective, and take training you to do your job very seriously. Although it is a rigorous two years, they are there to troubleshoot and help you find solutions to many issues in the classroom.

Cons

They have been known to sacrifice corps members for the sake of maintaining relationships with establishments. Sacrifice one for the many mindset, I suppose. Sacrifice meaning that the level of support they give you might not be exactly what you need when the relationship with an employer or district is at stake. This was not frequent, but I've seen it happen. If you believe in the cause, though, I suppose you take these instances with the greater good in mind...

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    A challenging yet life changing experience.

    Current Employee - Corps Member in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    You will meet students, families, and community members that will undoubtedly change your life. You won't know how much you can care (read: how hard you can work without quitting) until you work as a corps member. Even though TFA does not pay your salary they offer professional support that at times is beneficial, especially when it is content specific.

    Cons

    You are expected to be excellence and create a lifelong love of learning in each of your students while at the same time teaching at a level that is transformational. This is no small feat considering most individuals in the corps have little to no education experience. You must take your type A personality and leadership qualities, and work from dust until dawn every day for 2 years to have an impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase professional development opportunities, but make them optional. The people that want to get better and master their craft will come and participate. There is no need to keep the negative Nancy's around to bring down the entire team dynamic.

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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 an 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.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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