"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

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

" . . . attending a KIPP network school is a job."

For some parents like corporate manager, Indria Hollingsworth, climbing onto the corporate gerbil wheel can never start too soon for her daughter.  From the Dallas South News:
. . . .Attending KIPP isn’t easy. It’s flat out hard work.  Not only for the KIPPster, but for the KIPP Parent as well.  From extended school days, 7:30AM – 5:00PM, school every other Saturday, Summer school, public service projects, zero tolerance for disciplinary issues and total chaos during drop off and pick-up, simply put, attending a KIPP network school is a job.
When I talked to my friends about possibly enrolling their children in KIPP TRUTH, I got many different responses:
“Oh, that’s too much”
“I want my child to have balance”
“KIPP is too serious”
“They don’t let the kids have any fun”
Those are just a few of the things I heard.  All the reasons I was determined to get my daughter into KIPP were the same reasons KIPP was not an option for some. . . .

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