TFA recruits continue to speak out about the problems with TFA. In Help Wanted? McTeaching with Teach for America, two ex-TFA teachers talk about their experience and disillusionment with TFA. And, in Tell-All From A TFA and KIPP Teacher: Unprepared, Isolation, Shame, and Burnout another TFA teacher shares a similar tale of disillusionment. In both articles, we hear many of the same recurring criticisms: poor preparation, poor support, and the sad conclusion that TFA is not helping but is, in fact, “perpetuating many of the issues that already exist within the system.”
TFA claims it is now committed to listening to criticism. Will it address the above issues in a substantive manner?