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TFA’s Recent Growing Pains Analyzed in New Report

By Stephen Sawchuk — February 17, 2015 1 min read

Teach For America is struggling with the fallout of recent growing pains, including recruitment challenges, which were apparently partly caused by a barrage of negative press it wasn’t prepared for, says an analysis of the group’s evolution.

The group’s current leaders are trying to respond by giving the organization flexibility to improve corps members’ satisfaction and customize preparation and professional development, concludes the report, issued this month by Bellwether Education Partners, a Washington-based consulting group.

Bellwether describes the report as offering lessons to other groups that are dealing with issues of growth and scaling-up.

A version of this article appeared in the February 18, 2015 edition of Education Week as TFA’s Recent Growing Pains Analyzed in New Report

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