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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

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Positive Outlook
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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
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    Great organization with great opportunities

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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