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Very challenging first year, inspiring mission, not for everyone

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Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Young, idealistic co-workers -- a feeling that you are doing meaningful work and impacting lives

Cons

Thrown with no experience at the hardest, most broken school systems in the country

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure recruits know how hard the reality they'll face will be

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  1. Teach for America provides little support for teachers and does not challenge the corrupt status quo in public schools.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    It has noble intentions and seeks to use data more than other educational organizations.

    Cons

    It is hypocritical and spends more money on fancy fundraisers than sorely needed resources in the schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask corps members what problems they face on a day-to-day basis. Stop favoring corps members just because they come from a certain background or because they are the most vocal person in the room. Acknowledge and support quiet leaders.

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  2. Great professional development!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    Like-minded people, positive culture, constant professional development, connections with community.

    Cons

    Extremely challenging work with very high expectations.

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