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"Cult"

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Former Intern - Ccc in Syracuse, NY
Former Intern - Ccc in Syracuse, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Teach for America as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

You learn a lot about education issues and become very passionate about it.

Cons

It's a cult and all they care about is metric results, which can be frustrating if your brain doesn't work that way.

Advice to Management

Sometimes way to organized down to the last detail, and sometimes not organized at all and super last minute about things. Pick one!!

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Never boring!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is extremely rewarding, never boring, and provides great stories for friends and family. Also very livable pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of up's and downs, and dealing with incompetent or uncaring coworkers. For the most part, the demands of the work and the people you are with.

    Advice to Management

    Provide good training once you have TFA members at your school.


  2. "Great alternative pathway into teaching K-12"

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher (Science) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher (Science) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Strong community building within the corps, gives a great support group; very helpful later on for career networking, either within or outside of a teaching career

    * Streamlines the paperwork and training process for getting an emergency credential and for working your way toward a more permanent credential

    * Instills a positive, data-driven, no-excuses approach to teaching that you will likely carry on throughout your career (in education or elsewhere)

    Cons

    * Work/life balance difficult to manage, particularly during training and the first few months (or year) of teaching. This is not necessarily caused by TFA but more due to the stresses of teaching, although their initial training in the summer is incredibly intensive.

    * TFA-led training on classroom management and working with English Learners (ELs) was not very helpful; most of what I learned that worked came from the district-led trainings and on-the-job.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen your trainings/workshops on curriculum-building (especially for ELs and classes built for specific levels of English proficiency) and classroom management techniques

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