What is it actually like for young Teach for America corps members, thrust into a classroom after eight weeks of training? What motivates them to teach, and what will keep them in schools after their two-year commitment ends? And is, as a recent study asks, Teach for America accomplishing its goal of creating lifetime civil servants?
This series explores those questions.
Over the course of two years, Learning Matters producers followed seven Teach for America recruits as they fulfilled their assignments in New Orleans.
You can watch the entire series in the playlist below, or, if interested in a specific story, use these navigation tabs:
Jeylan Erman: The Perfectionist | Colleston Morgan: The Realist
Kady Amundson: The Mentor | Daniel Hoffman: The Idealist
Lindsay Ordower: The Go-Getter | Zitsi Mirakhur: The Pragmatist
Bayoji Akingbola: The Victim of Circumstance
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