This study draws on data from a larger research project, facilitated by MetroMath--The Center for Mathematics in America's Cities, that examines the impact the NYCTF
program is having on mathematics education in the New York City classrooms.
program was created as a response to pressure from the state government to hire only certified teachers in the city's lowest-performing schools.
Many of these programs, such as the NYCTF
program, are based on the Teach For America (TFA) model that achieved prominence during the Clinton presidency.
In summary, the responses and their analysis indicate that the NYCTF
program is an unqualified success at producing certified teachers; however, it is unlikely that it will reduce the problem of teacher turnover and lack of certified teachers at SURR schools, since 90 percent of the respondents are already considering teaching in non-SURR and suburban schools or leaving the field altogether upon completion of permanent teacher certification.