1. The Real World of Teach for America

    University of Tennessee graduate Kady Amundson’s days rarely end when school is over. At the start of her Teach for America assignment, her school faced administrative and scheduling difficulties. But that didn’t stop Kady: she became a tutor and cheerleader to a 19 year old struggling to graduate senior year for the third time, and Kady is now in her third year of teaching.

    Produced by: John Tulenko. Field Producers: Valerie Visconti, Katie Robbins & Julie Almendral.

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  2. The Real World of Teach for America

    Zitsi Mirakhur graduated from the University of Chicago and joined Teach for America. Her assignment started out rough–the students in her math and biology classes were hard to discipline. But then she learned a few tricks of the trade. By the end of her first year, teaching had taught her a lot about herself. How did she turn it all around?

    Produced by: John Tulenko, Valerie Visconti & David Wald. Field Producers: Valerie Visconti & Tania McKeown.

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  3. The Real World of Teach for America

    Meet Lindsay Ordower from Mount Holyoke College. She came to Teach for America determined to succeed. But on any given school day, Lindsay’s classroom was only half full. How do you teach students that don't show up?

    Produced by: John Tulenko, Valerie Visconti & David Wald. Field Producers: Valerie Visconti & Tania McKeown.

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  4. The Real World of Teach for America

    Yale graduate Daniel Hoffman entered Teach for America with high hopes, but one year later, Daniel was out of the classroom. Sometimes even the best of intentions aren’t enough.

    Produced by: John Tulenko & David Wald. Field Producers: Valerie Visconti & Tania McKeown.

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  5. The Real World of Teach for America

    Meet Harvard graduate Colleston Morgan. His first two years as a Teach for America teacher were highly successful. So why did he leave the classroom to pursue graduate school?

    Produced by: John Tulenko. Field Producers: Valerie Visconti & Tania McKeown.

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The Real World of Teach for America

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Field produced by Valerie Visconti for Learning Matters, Inc. and PBS NewsHour.

Over the course of 2 years, I followed 7 Teach for America recruits as they fulfilled their assignments in New Orleans in some of the city's toughest schools.

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