Leonie Haimson posted this in 2012 and I have linked to it several times over the last few years.
Because I seem to be on a roll about KIPP charter schools, I decided this is an appropriate time to post this on Seattle Ed.
At KIPP, I would wake up sick, every single day. Except on Sunday, ’cause that day I didn’t have to go to school. All the students called KIPP the “Kids in Prison Program.”
A few months ago, Class Size Matters met with a former KIPP student who lives in the Bronx and her mother to hear about their experiences at the celebrated charter school. What follows are excerpts from this interview. The girl’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.
Mom: Students who are accepted to KIPP and who have IEP’s [individualized education plans] do…
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