This is what happens when publicly funded private sector charter schools such as the KIPP chain of charters are allowed to operate in secret with little or no accountability: racism, sexual abuse, et al. Real public schools are held to higher standards and accountability, but private sector charter schools are not no matter what they claim.
This message came from an educator who studies racial equity:
From: Being Blackatkipp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject:Being Black at KIPP
To whom it may concern,
BeingblackatKIPP is an Instagram account that was created in the wake of the George Floyd social reckoning. During this time, I was empowered to also seek change in the KIPP network of public charter schools. I had witnessed first hands for many years how white supremacy culture and politics were deeply engrained in this network. I knew from my own experience how policies that aimed to police black and brown bodies and create distrust among the community re-traumatized the very groups of people KIPP claimed to serve.
Once the Instagram page launched the accounts of abuse, racism, and discrimination began to pour in from all corners of the country.
Most recently we have been covering a situation that took place in KIPP NYC. KIPP NYC has a…
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