Eye on Education

Study: Secondary Math Teach for America Teachers Outperform Peers

Teachers from the nonprofit group Teach for America, which recruits and trains college graduates who didn’t attend traditional teacher preparation programs and places them in schools nationwide, began working in Ohio schools in 2012.

More than 100 current Teach for America members are teaching in Ohio schools this year.

Even as evidence builds that Teach For America produces capable secondary math teachers, the question about which parts of the program are most effective in preparing them for the classroom continues to deepen. That’s the implication of a rigorous federally funded study released Sept. 10 that examines the impact of TFA and a second popular program, both of which quickly train and place top college graduates and career-changers in underresourced classrooms.

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