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

Thursday, September 22, 2022

KIPP DC School Allows Five-Year Old to Leave School Unaccompanied

 In 2021, a KIPP DC school allowed allowed a 9-year old boy to leave school without an adult.  While his mother waited on the outside where a staff member was supposed to bring him, according to school protocol, the boy was left to roam and to exit another door.  While crossing the street, he was hit by a car and mortally injured.  After months of suffering, the boy died.

The boy's mother recently filed a $50 million lawsuit for negligence.

Yesterday, another KIPP DC parent was asking tough questions about another example of negligence by, yet, another KIPP DC school.  Seems this time around the school once again broke protocol and allowed a 5-year old girl to leave the building and the premises alone after school.  The child was found on his grandfather's front porch by a neighbor.

Apparently, having $80 million of the taxpayers' money in the KIPP DC bank accounts does nothing to make sure children are safe or cared for.


  1. Anonymous7:41 AM

    Look, I am NOT a fan of KIPP. In fact, I worked at a KIPP for 2 years and it was a miserable place to be. However, as horrible as this tragedy is, many, many, incidents of students leaving schools happen every year in regular district schools as well.

    1. Anonymous3:58 PM

      So please send me a media story about a 5-year old allowed to walk home from an urban public school, and I will post it. And please don't tell me that corporate media favors public school over charter schools.