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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Memphis KIPP Calls It Quits

The KIPP school in Memphis that denied my access when I was writing my book on "no excuses" charters has decided to close shop.

It was the Memphis KIPP that had been taken over by the ASD because it had remained in the bottom five percent of public schools since its opening in 2008.  Because the school had to accept children from the neighborhood and could not recruit from the region, it's test scores remained in the basement.

When KIPP faces a situation like this, which represents a drag on the KIPP brand, they always cut and run. Or call it karma.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure industry apologist Jay Matthews has a reasonable-sounding explanation, and will still find a way to blame you.