Do you feel that programs like Teach for America and other programs that fast track teachers into the classroom are beneficial? The idea of the programs was to get people into inner city schools, but now there are way too many teachers for the number of jobs available, inner city or not. Also, how does the super-fast training translate into real teaching performance? Do the TFA graduates have the skills that someone going through a longer training program will bring into the classroom? I'm not asking to start a debate. I have a coworker who went through the program and now wishes she had done a more traditional route. She feels she was thrown in to the lion's den and given little to no training in terms of dealing with parents.