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

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Learning About Liberty in a Charter Chain Gang

This KIPP knock-off, Nashville Prep, has had numerous complaints about the severity of its penal pedagogy and abuse.  Here it is cleaned up for the cameras, i. e., minus the screaming and humiliation and silence.  

If you find this disturbing, you have to remember that this is what they are most proud of--this is as good as it gets.


  1. Anonymous7:22 PM

    Disgustingm but totally typical of the sweatshop/brainwashing mentality of charter schools. That teacher will watch this video in 5 years and will probably puke. Was this filmed in North Korea or the United States?

  2. Rote memorization in what seems more like a boot camp than a school? What could possibly go wrong....

    How much time was spent on rehearsals for that show?