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Memphis TFA alum

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Former Employee - 7th Grade Math Teacher  in  Memphis, TN (US)
Former Employee - 7th Grade Math Teacher in Memphis, TN (US)

I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

Pros

You will be a Jedi warrior if you survive this program. It is incredibly rewarding, and your growth is directly proportional to the immense challenges you will face.

Cons

My experience, as well as every other Memphis corps member I've every spoken to, will attest to the difficulty of this job. Imagine trying to complete a crucial task at a desk while all your papers are attempting to fly away and your office supplies are brawling on the floor. That neatly sums up the tfa memphis experience, but the sweetness of success is all the better for those challenges.

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    Great way to enter the education sector.

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    Former Employee - Pre-K Corps Member  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Pre-K Corps Member in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security, teaching experience, professional development, insight into education policy, opportunity to impact the achievement gap

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance, high stress environment, TFA staff are resistant to alternative views on education reform

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    Listen to Corps Member feedback on the importance of social & emotional development of students in addition to academic gains.

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    Challenging, life-changing, rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Corps Member  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A huge challenge. I will force you to grow and develop in so many ways. You are immediately put on the front lines of fighting the achievement gap in public education. Great professional development and networking opportunities, great support staff, very supportive alumni network.

    Cons

    All corps members will work in school systems that are struggling in some way. Corps members are faced with tremendous adversity and sometimes cannot count on support of school administration and fellow teachers.

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    Positive Outlook
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