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KIPP gets to hide almost all important data from the public

01 May

Welcome to the autocratic, for profit, opaque world of often fraudulent corporate charter schools funded from the same public pot of money that supports the traditional community based, transparent, non-profit public schools. This is what tax payers are getting for their dollars—the legal theft of the century. Take from the middle class and give to the rich.

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The KIPP chain of charter schools has been criticized for a number of things, including high attrition rates among both teachers and students, high salaries for its CEOs, and large expenditures on advertising.

They are also allowed to hide most of that information from the public – something that no actual public school would be allowed to do. I am reprintinga few paragraphs from ‘Schools Matter’ on the topic:

We know that KIPP’s high attrition among students and teachers has been documented since 2008, even though KIPP has gone to great lengths to hide the facts that most teachers last less than three year and that the majority of entering 5th graders never reach 9th grade.

Their secrecy, however, took on new dimensions when theCenter for Media and Democracy (CMD) recently requested student enrollment and attrition information from the U. S. Department of Education.  

Since the U…

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Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “KIPP gets to hide almost all important data from the public

  1. johnsteinsvold

    May 2, 2016 at 20:48

    An Alternative to Capitalism (since we cannot legislate morality)

    Several decades ago, Margaret Thatcher claimed: “There is no alternative”. She was referring to capitalism. Today, this negative attitude still persists.

    I would like to offer an alternative to capitalism for the American people to consider. Please click on the following link. It will take you to my essay titled: “Home of the Brave?” which was published in the OPEDNEWS:

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/An-Alternative-to-Capitali-by-John-Steinsvold-130326-864.html

    John Steinsvold

    “Give me neither poverty nor riches”
    Proverbs 30:8

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      May 3, 2016 at 07:06

      John, what does this have to do with KIPP, a publicly funded, for profit, autocratic, corporate charter school chain, being allowed to hide what they do with our children and how they spend the public’s money? This is legalized fraud on a huge scale. It’s not capitalism. It’s criminal.

      Capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

      Fraud is a broad term that refers to a variety of offenses involving dishonesty or “fraudulent acts”. In essence, fraud is the intentional deception of a person or entity by another made for monetary or personal gain. Fraud offenses always include some sort of false statement, misrepresentation, or deceitful conduct.

      A country that allows capitalism as pat of its economic system doesn’t have to be deliberately fraudulent. There is no reason to hide what a private sector company does with public money unless that company doesn’t want the public to know what it is doing with the public’s money.

       

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