Teach for America

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Teach For America

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Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO (US)
Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

Pros

Teach For America is a very worthwhile cause/calling/organization. The corps members are bright and positive and eager to make an impact in the communities where they teach.

Cons

There is a grueling induction process, sort of boot camp for teachers. Many consecutive nights with about 4 hours of sleep.

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Positive Outlook
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    Went in blind. If you see yourself in education, please go the traditional route!!!

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    ~The cause is amazing.

    ~The passion and enthusiasm that staff and corps members have is so great that it makes you want to vomit sometimes.

    ~The support, though sometimes annoying and over the top, is generally helpful if you're willing to take it and have the time to listen to it.

    ~Great stepping stone for educational leadership, policy, etc.

    Cons

    ~For 2 years TFA practically owns your life. The possibility of being very good at your job and keeping a social life (and sanity) are very unlikely.

    ~All corps, meetings, check ins, phone calls, text messages, pop-ins, observations = No normal day. Every single day is surrounded by TFA no matter how hard you try to just relax

    ~The "rigorous" training, known as institute, prepares you for next to nothing but how to not sound like a racist or degrade your students for being low-income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience if you are the right person

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement/ networking
    Good life Experience
    Potential to be placed in great schools

    Cons

    Potential to be placed in terrible schools and out of preferred content areas
    Type A everyone everywhere
    Lack of diversity
    Some gateway to Business school types

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on growth. Build solid communities instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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