Frequently Asked Questions
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We recruit professionals and recent graduates from over 700 colleges and universities who have demonstrated the commitment and leadership ability needed to teach successfully in low-income public schools.
Although we only require a two-year commitment, 61% of our teachers return to the classroom for a third year and a full third of Teach For America’s 32,000 alumni are still in the classroom today.
A growing body of rigorous research shows corps members are, on average, more effective than comparably experienced teachers.
No. Our teaching corps is one source of high-potential candidates partners consider as they seek to fill open positions.
Schools and districts partner with Teach For America as one additional source of highly qualified teachers for their open positions.
Partnership decisions take the following considerations into account: