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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

KIPP Offers Fast Track: Apply Before Midnight, or Whenever

An "invitational" is defined as a competition open only to those invited.  In this odd case below, KIPP, Inc. is exclusively inviting any warm body to apply at their Bay Area franchise, where 40-60 percent of students never make it from 5th to 8th grade and where the average teacher lasts 1-2 years.

If you are looking for a teaching job next year, you may see this on the Web or ads like it:
KIPP Bay Area Schools is hosting an Invitational Interview Day on Monday, June 9th for teaching positions for the 2014-2015 school year!
  • Guaranteed in-person interview; skip three steps in application process
  • Know if you’re hired within 2 business days of interview
  • Travel stipend may be available for national applicants
What is an Invitational Interview Day? Our Invitational Interview Day provides candidates a guaranteed in-person interview and lets them skip several steps of our pre-screening process. During the Invitational Interview Day, candidates will participate in in-person interviews, a sample teach, and have an opportunity to visit and tour the school.
What are the benefits of attending an Invitational Interview Day? First, you’ll get to skip several parts of our normal selection process, including the longer application, online interview, and Sample Teach video. The only step to complete prior to the day is the Resume submission form below. The second benefit is that you’ll know if you’re hired within two business days of the interview day. . . .
Before you send your application and get on the fast track, however, please take the time to read any of these accounts by former KIPP teachers:

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