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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 (more than an 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

399 Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America (View Most Recent)

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    Challenging but rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Incredible experience learning first hand about educational issues and teaching.

    Cons

    Incredibly challenging being a new teacher, learning as you go, and getting certified at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Better Open Door Policy

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    "Who you know" Benefits
    motivation to help the community

    Cons

    "what you know" ignorance and dedcation to saviour-complex
    be prepared to ignore their advice and just teach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your corps members reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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