Some believe that the lack of grounding in the community keeps these teachers from forming the necessary ties to offer long-lasting impact in the schools. As a collective force—educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community members—we are committed to profound systemic change so that our students can create a better world for themselves and for all of us. Teach for America (TFA) looks attractive, with a pitch like the Peace Corps, urging bright college kids to serve society by teaching in the most troubled schools that have difficulty finding good teachers. She speaks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Students, families, and schools across our 53 regional sites and beyond will benefit from your talent, partnership, and lifelong advocacy as you work with some of the most diverse leaders of your generation to expand educational opportunity for all. Teach For America has been criticized by opponents who claim the program replaces experienced teachers with brand-new employees who have had only five weeks of training during the summer, which are brought in at beginners' salary levels. Emma LaPlante, a first-year Teach for America teacher at Frick Impact Academy Middle School in Oakland Unified, is working on an intern credential while taking courses to complete a teacher credential program. The teachers and staff are inspiring. TFA Alumni Principals Are the Harshest Critics of TFA Teachers By Brenda Iasevoli on January 19, 2018 11:18 AM How successful are Teach For America … Criticism. In a statement criticizing AB221, Teach for America cited the deleterious effects the bill would have on California's already dire shortage of teachers as just one of its unintended negative consequences. from the magazine How I Joined Teach for America—and Got Sued for $20 Million An idealistic new Yale grad learns up close and personal just how bad inner-city schools can be—and why. Teach For America's Defenders and Detractors Are ... And to the critics who have pointed to the high proportion of TFA recruits who leave before their two ... (Teacher Beat) February 22, 2019.