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May 28 2012

Occupy TFA

One of the ironies of TFA is that while they select corps members because of their leadership potential, they also expect those same future transformational leaders to be very obedient followers during training.  Though TFAers joke about ‘Drinking The Kool-Aid,’ and taking a blind leap of faith, it is worth noting that the ‘Kool Aid’…

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Tulsa Instititue

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Tulsa institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Phoenix Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Phoenix institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Delta Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Delta institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Philadelphia Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Philadelphia institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The NYC Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the New York City institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Required Reading

Here are some things that I think every CM should read / watch This page is currently under construction, but here are some links to some important videos. To understand more about the achievement gap, watch this panel discussion from last summer You should watch the whole thing (it is over 2 hours) and make…

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Houston Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Houston institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The LA Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Los Angeles institute.

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Chicago Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Chicago institute.

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Apr 29 2012

I’m Outta Here

A not-so-insignificant-number of corps members quit TFA during the institute.  The estimate varies, but I believe it is somewhere between 3 and 5 percent.  Considering that people who quit are really ‘stuck’ without a job, owing TFA money, etc., this is surely a decision that is not made without a lot of thought. For people…

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Apr 29 2012

Staff Response Page

This page is reserved for TFA staff.  This includes institute staff who agree with some of these concerns raised on the other pages, and staff who want to clarify or address how these concerns are being worked on.

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Apr 29 2012

General Message Board

This is a place for general discussions by concerned CMs.  This is a place for CMs from different institutes to communicate as well. Use the comments as a message board.  Try to ‘respond’ to topics when appropriate (rather than start a new topic) so it will be more organized. This is the message board that…

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Apr 29 2012

Occupy The Atlanta Institute

This is a page for CMs to come and leave comments discussing some of the issues specific to the Atlanta institute.

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