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Great place to grow as a person

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator in Iowa City, IA

I have been working at Teach for America as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

Work atmosphere
Potential room for growth
Importance of work

Cons

Work life balance (because of importance of work

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A lot of learning, growing, and politcs

    Current Employee - Corps Member in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great way to make a difference. Pay is decent if you consider the AmeriCorps grants. Really does a good job on preparing CMs with correct mindsets.

    Cons

    Tons of politics within the corporate staff. Placement can be difficult, and also there is a wide variance between placement schools. So some CMs may seem amazing but have an easier school, while other CMs may look terrible but have a much more difficult situation.

    ALSO, long hours. As in 70-90 hours/week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure every region is truly living up to the mission

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    Skip and do the real teacher training

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    I met some amazing people, amazing students and had the chance to get my feet wet in the field of education.

    Cons

    No one listens to you. I was placed in a subject field I was not qualified to teach in. No one cared and no one listened but told me to stop wallowing in self pity. How can I "close the achievement gap" if i am unfamiliar with the content I am teaching students who need the help the most? They also are a little cult like, eyebrows raise when you do not agree with them or question their practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your corps members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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