Teach For America (TFA) aims to address teacher shortages by sending graduates from elite colleges, most of whom do not have a background in education, to teach in low-income rural and urban schools for a two-year commitment. The impact of these graduates is hotly debated by those who, on the one hand, see this as a way to improve the supply of teachers by enticing some of America‘s top students into teaching and those who, on the other hand, see the program as a harmful dalliance into the lives of low-income students who most need highly trained and highly skilled teachers. This policy brief offers a comprehensive overview of research on the TFA program.
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Vasquez Heilig, J., & Jez, S. (2010). Teach For America: A Review of the Evidence. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from https://scholar.colorado.edu/nepc/238
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