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

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Current Employee - TFA Corps Member  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
Current Employee - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor for 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 ManagementAdvice

-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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Teach for America

  1.  

    Great organization with great opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A life changing experience.

    Former Employee - Math Teacher  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for 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.

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