Did you know that only 8% of children who grow up in low-income communities graduate from college by the age of 24? Teach For America is trying to eliminate such educational inequalities in low-income communities by recruiting and training high-achieving recent grads and professionals to teach in low-income areas throughout the United States. Though the organization recruits participants who demonstrate academic excellence, provides members with an intensive 5-week training program and has received excellent reviews from principals who employ TFA teachers, some still question the organization’s effectiveness.
This infographic created by TeachingDegree.org asks, is Teach for America good for America? You decide.