Teach for America Grows, but How Much Does it Help?

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Teach for America is growing fast, and will grow even more thanks to winning a $50 million federal grant this month. But what does research say about Teach for America’s impact on the poor and at-risk students that its teachers are supposed to help? The Washington Post looks at the pros and cons, noting that “many educators and experts question the premise that teaching is best learned on the job and doesn’t require extensive study beforehand.”