Few people have the talent, drive and commitment to teach in Watts or rural South Dakota. Even fewer people consider it a privilege worth competing for.

Those few people are exactly what Teach for America recruiters are looking for.

“We’re looking for the top, top pit bulls who are going to bring a tough mentality and drive to a two-year commitment to teach in schools that have been neglected by the system,” Teach for America recruiter Greg Good said to a prospective applicant Tuesday at the Coral Tree Caf