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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 (more than an 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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    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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    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 (more than an 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
    Approves of CEO
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