TFA Parent: Don’t Let Your Child Join

While TFA applicants don’t actually need permission from their parents to join TFA, parents still care about their new college graduates lives after college and it’s revealing to hear their perspective.  Two parent reports on the experience their young adult children had in TFA are quite worrisome.   One parent reports, “The worst part is they throw these kids into situations that they will likely fail in, but they hire kids who won’t quit, so they create a significant problem for the students. My daughter is breaking down and will likely need therapy before this is over and I am trying to get her to quit.”  The other parent reports, “it was a horrible experience in a horrible program.”  The bottom-line:  “If you know someone or if your child is considering this, DON’T let them go. There are other ways to teach and help the school system.”

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