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January 19, 2010 am31 4:04 am

From Tom Hoffman at Tuttle SVC:

if your express purpose was to create a vehicle to convince idealistic kids to not contribute outside education, you’d be hard pressed to improve on TFA’s approach.

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  1. January 19, 2010 am31 8:34 am 8:34 am

    The difference in activity between those who completed the TFA program and those who didn’t is just a few percentage points (if you look at the actual study), not the wholesale burnout like some ideological blogs have perhaps insinuated.

    TFA doesn’t appear to “grow” outside civic engagement, which goes against the mission of the program, but the data doesn’t support the smackdown that some have given the group. Remember, these are very highly engaged people to begin with.

  2. January 19, 2010 pm31 7:09 pm 7:09 pm

    I don’t agree with Tom’s statement, but I do admire how well-crafted it is.

    I think that those recruited to TfA generally are not much interested in what we would consider “social engagement” from the beginning. No burn out. Lack of interest.

    (I wrote “generally” mindful of the many exceptions that do indeed exist)

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