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Before you become too enthusiastic about Teach for America and New Teacher project, conisider these things.
1. These programs tend to attract people not looking to make a career out of teahing and only teach for less than 5 years.
2. Louisiana, especially New Orleans is not a good example for two reasons
a. Many of the lowest students left after Katrina
b. The schools in Louisiana in general and NO in particular were so bad any change would have brought positive results.
I am familiar with this because I was hired in New Orleans by a similar program. I was flooded out and am now in Calif. The real need was for better working conditions. Without that, few of these teachers will stick aroung and you will see little improvement over the long run.