The Algiers Charter School Association, KIPP New Orleans and Friends of King collectively spent nearly one third of $1 million sending their staff outside Louisiana for training, according to a report in The Lens.
The three organizations run a total of 17charter schools in New Orleans. In 2012, they enrolled 23 percent of the city's public school students, according to Tulane's Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives.
KIPP New Orleans had the largest single trip. The organization sent about 185 of its 440 employees to a KIPP national summit in Las Vegas last summer, to the tune of over $133,000. . .Your tax dollars at work.