I have a (new) friend who is considering doing the Teach for America program. A little background (I don't know her well, so some of the details Im unsure of...) She student taught for 1/2 a year and was hired for the second half of the year teaching 2nd grade. She left after that year was over, thinking that she wanted to teach above and beyond public school. This was probably 3 years ago or so. She is now finishing a Master's degree in International Education, and has decided that she wants to go back to the classroom. She feels very insecure about teaching (why, Im not quite sure, but it probably has something to do with anyone's feelings of nervousness and inadequacy when starting or considering something new and different), and hopes that the Teach for America program will be the support network she is looking for when starting out again teaching. She also feels highly interested in and dedicated to serving in a high needs community. That said, I am of the mindset that she should just go straight to the classroom without all the tangential TFA stuff, though, I don't know much about the program. Does anyone know anything about or have any experience with Teach for America? Do they provide a great support network? Do they prepare their teachers well? Is there a high success rate for TFA teachers?