These individuals have begun teaching with only a college undergraduate degree in a subject discipline. Others have been recruited into the NYCTF program. They have had an intense summer teacher preparation program that launches them into full-time teaching while they pursue a master’s degree program in education simultaneously. Some teach in poor urban areas and others in wealthy suburbs. Some are teaching at the high school level, some at the middle school level. Whatever their situation, they share common problems experienced by beginning teachers in classrooms and schools found across metropolitan areas in this country.