Yet when Galveston Schools finally decided it was unfair to give KIPP $1.5 million more per year than it does for the same number of its public schools, KIPP decided that the public teat is no longer fat enough to justify keeping its two Galveston schools open.
When you look at test scores by these two schools, one has to wonder if there were other considerations for closing them. It is easy enough to see that the Galveston KIPPs were a drag on the KIPP Houston branding, which is based on delivering test scores at any cost to students and teachers. It would not be the first time that KIPP has cut and run when low scoring schools threatened the national brand.
Surely someone can help: