Thanks for your response, Tobias. I've gotten into trouble involving myself in programs where I didn't know the particulars but jumped on anyway (esp. in cases where the program seemed selective or the cause noble). The job market sucks in OR and I am hardly doing anything worthwhile post-English BA (besides read a lot), but those factors aren't sufficent cause to join something like TFA. I'm going to take a visit of some area schools, however, and keep thinking.