Thursday, May 28, 2009
Teach For America Applicants Rise
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Teach For America is facing an unprecedented number of applications. This year, the organization chose 4,100 recruits out of 35,000 applicants. The organization has turned away a record number of applicants who met the admission criteria.
The program allows recent college graduates to teach in poor communities across the nation. 24 Syracuse University students have been accepted into the program.
Many feel that the economy has contributed to the spike in applications due to schools tighten their budgets. Some schools in the southern part of the country have experienced growth in job openings. South Louisiana and schools in the Mississippi Delta will have more than double the number of recruits this year.