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"Outstanding Opportunities... Not Perfect, but One of the Best in Meaningful Reform Efforts"

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Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN
Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

-Almost unparalleled network of educators and education professionals
-Numerous opportunities for professional development
-Advancement potential far beyond the entry-level "Corps Member" position
-Highly diverse team of coworkers and partners

Cons

-Relocation is often necessary for advancement
-Stringent/required "buy-in" to TFA best practices leaves little room for personal innovation

Advice to Management

-Strengthen the hiring preferences and practices for TFA alums seeking employment in their home regions
-Expand your staff in each region to include a curriculum and development specialist with specific knowledge in special education

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "A life changing experience."

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    This will give you the skills and life experience you need to be successful in any career path.

    Cons

    Do not go into this thinking you are just going to get by. It didn't work for me.


  2. "Great organization with great opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Great personal growing experience
    • Ability to develop a variety of skills beyond teaching

    Cons

    • Too data driven at times
    • A lot of your experience depends on the school you are placed in and how well you mesh with your co-workers there


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