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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Friday, February 05, 2010
Teacher Describes KIPP "Teacher Slave School"
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