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Teach for America

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by RossLT, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Anyone know anything about Teach for America? I was thinking of applying.
  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I've thought about it Ross, but I'm not sure. Teaching for two years in an urban area (especially where I live) would be a difficult committment.
  3. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    I went to the website and did a little research. I like the idea of being able to do my MA while making a difference.
  4. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I know it's extremely difficult, but my friends who made it through said it was the most rewarding thing they could have done. Weigh the pros and cons and talk to as many people who have completed the program as possible.
  5. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    That's the problem, I don't know anyone who has done it.
  6. The NYT Sunday Mag had some stuff about it in the New Orleans article this week.

    I'm always really judgmental of TforA kids, though, because it seems like it's just an opportunity for a lot of them to stick something seemingly philanthropic on their law school resume. Not that there aren't plenty of kids who do it for the right reasons, even those headed to law school as they see it as an opportunity to really dig into the society they plan to eventually help.

    But some just want the line on their resume.
  7. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    I actually want teaching to be my new career. I lost my gig as a writer not long ago and teaching will be a good choice for me.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I thought this was about that puppet movie the 'South Park' guys made.
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Do it for the kids.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I know where you live (roughly). There's no urban area there!!! :D
  11. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    If you talk to one of their reps, they'll gladly put you in contact with people doing it or who have done it.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Ha! :D Well, I was thinking of the problems of the Hartford schools.
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