Teach for America is a popular program among recent Hope College graduates and students thinking about “what next” as they reach their senior year. Critics and proponents of the programs have shared an interest in seeing Teach for America’s teachers assessed. The Urban Institute has done just that through a comparison of standardized test results in classes taught by Teach for America instructors and classes taught by instructors not involved in the program. Curious about what they learned? See the Urban Institute report or a summary published by The Atlantic Monthly. To learn more about Teach for America, visit the Reference Desk.