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Do TFA teachers reflect the students they serve?

TFA is the most ethnically, racially, and economically diverse of all the nation’s largest teacher providers. Nearly half of our current corps members identify as people of color. Close to half of  2017 corps members come from low-income backgrounds, and one in three are the first in their family to graduate from college.

We work diligently to ensure that we are recruiting and training teachers who reflect the diversity of America’s public school student population. In a recent analysis of the racial and ethnic diversity in our nation’s large teacher-preparation programs, we found that our corps reflects the public school population more closely than any other large teacher provider.