"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, February 05, 2010

Teacher Describes KIPP "Teacher Slave School"

A reader comment:
KIPP Academies are teacher slave schools. They require teachers to work from 6:30-7:00 at night---and then have phones on till 10:00 at night for students/parent questions. They talk about the extra pay but really in the hours they work they are not getting any overtime are working so many extra hours that they are not even getting paid minimum wage. They profess their outstanding academics but I know that if state run school put in the extended school day alone they would achieve the supposed success of these bogus charter schools. They do not allow teachers planning or lunch breaks. Something needs to be done to support these "Teacher Sweat Factories" from demoralizing young hopeful teachers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Teacher sweat factories are going to become more common. The news is that Illinois is witholding pay from some of its teachers, particularly in lower grades, and in and around Chicago, and social workers.

    Have you heard anything about that?