Tag Archives: Knowledge is Power Program

Breaking News: @TeachForAmerica and @KIPP stole ideas and curriculum?

KIPP and TFA are apparently going to have to reach into their VERY deep pockets (See Be a little more honest KIPP Charter Schools and Teach For America— Expensive) to defend themselves against a new lawsuit that accuses the two organizations of stealing ideas and curriculum. The following is drawn from Springboards to Education statement on the lawsuits filed. Springboards to Education, Inc. filed a

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#TFA25: @TeachForAmerica Parent Speaks— Should Kids Teach Kids?

How much taxpayer money does Teach For America spend? How much money do the Walmart heirs spend on Teach For America? Julian Vasquez Heilig joined the show State of Education with a parent of a corps member to discuss Teach For America on 1030 AM KVOI The Voice. Topics and questions addressed: How much money do the Walmart heirs spend

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Review of Journeys: Are @KIPP charter schools pathological?

Jim Horn et al. will soon publish a new book entitled Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through “No Excuses” Teaching. The following is a review based on the advance copy that I received. Jim Horn et al. have collected important perspectives from current and former Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) teachers in a new book entitled Work Hard, Be Hard:

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Privatization vs. Community-Based Reform Keynote at Minnesota

My parents are visiting this week. We have had several vigorous discussions— you can probably imagine the cloth that I am cut from. I was talking to my father about social change, he is less optimistic that our society will do better on many issues. My mother took the tact that you can create social change in the space you

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Naughty List?: Thoughts on Texas Legislature, KIPP, Carstarphen, and College

Kate McGee reported this morning on KUT NPR in the radio piece Austin Charter Focuses on College Prep Despite New Grad Requirements that KIPP Austin has set up a pretty sweet deal with St. Edwards University. Listen to the KUT story here. St. Edward’s University is partnering with KIPP Austin Charter school to help more of its students go to college and get

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