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You've got to be in it to "win it!"

Teacher (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

ProsThe training is condensed into 5 weeks, but is rigorous, thorough, and best-practices driven. Student achievement is the centerpiece to everything that you learn, which shows that TFA has the children's best interests at its heart. You get incredible ongoing support from within TFA, as well as continuing education and/or professional development to constantly ensure that you're serving your students well.

ConsOn top of whatever work your school expects from you, TFA requires additional materials that must be turned in. It is a LOT of work, but you know it's to best serve your students. Finding down time can be a challenge, particularly in your first year. You've got to be committed to the cause and to your students in order to make it through the program! Otherwise, you'll fade quickly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quickly Growing Organization Trying to Scale Properly

    TFA Corps Member (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros: Prestigious, Accomplished People, Rewarding Work Cons: Corps Member Alumni outreach, MTLD role structure Advice to Senior Management: Work on scaling the organization in such a way that… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

     

    A lot of learning, growing, and politcs

    Corps Member (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Great way to make a difference. Pay is decent if you consider the… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure every region is truly living up to the… More

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