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Mind the Gap: What's Next?

An inner-city schoolteacher wrestles with what to do after his two-year teaching commitment is up. For many second-year Teach...

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An inner-city schoolteacher wrestles with what to do after his two-year teaching commitment is up.

For many second-year Teach For America corps members like myself, befuddlement became a way of life over these last two years. As we entered the education fray with little pedagogical training, we faced questions about content knowledge, instructional techniques, familial relations, union membership, health care plans, graduate school degrees—the list goes on. For many of us, the clouds of confusion never truly lifted. We learned to live in varying degrees of fog.

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