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cavenue

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  1. I surely don't like the content of your post, and I'd be curious to know the extent of your experience with TFA (coming from someone who has been both a corps member and a TFA staff member). It's just strange that every time you expand on your thoughts, your language becomes even more descriptive (e.g. "ill-informed" "paternalistic" "overinflated sense of messianic self-importance") - doesn't really sound like "someone commenting on something he/she heard from someone else". Rather, I'd have to agree that it sounds like someone with an axe to grind. Anywho, you're right that it's not the place for this type of discussion, so I'll leave it at that!
  2. Not here to get into a debate, but I'd just like to point out that everything you are saying is nothing more than hearsay, so I think anyone reading it should take it as such. You are very critical of a program and organizations like TFA (of which, yes, I am an alum) without ever having experienced them for yourself. That tells me everything I need to know about your posts.
  3. Accepted - masters, SLP! Pumped!
  4. I also had a recommender without an organizational e-mail address - I don't believe there has been any follow-up in my case either (although I can't say for sure because I haven't spoken with this particular recommender and I guess it's always possible she received a phone call or something.) I wouldn't worry about it. It seems to me that they would only "investigate" the recommender if the recommendation seemed unusual or out of the ordinary.
  5. Hey everyone, Program: School Leadership GRE Score: 164V/161Q/5.0AWAGPA: 3.6 (double majored with a science)Work Experience: TFA, 4th year teaching in urban district, 2 teacher leadership roles around curriculum, summer doing school operations work Undergrad Institution (Public, Private, Ivy, etc..): Private, top 30 What Other Schools Are You Applying To: Unsure, probably Penn and Columbia I'm curious if anyone knows anything about the admissions criteria for the School Leadership program - I know they look for people with some leadership roles, but to what extent? Are they looking for applicants who have already worked in administration roles? Also, I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the urban scholars fellowship - it says it is academic based, and I know I qualify based on my work in an urban district, but what academic credentials are typical of those awarded this fellowship? Thanks, and good luck to everyone applying!