Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Local School Board Shows Lack of Faith in Charter

Randy shared with me the letter the local school board sent in February 2004 when it initially denied KIPP’s charter application. Section 1 really caught my eye – ya just can’t make this stuff up! It says:

Central to the goals and missions in the application is KIPP’s “unwavering belief that all students in East Nashville can succeed in the most rigorous college environments.” While the Committee lauds the applicant for setting high goals for the proposed charter school, it is unrealistic to assume that all students can and/or want to attend college.


You know, one of the KIPP leaders I ran into today at the Summit, after I told him about all the things happening in TN, said, “It’s amazing how much things have changed in the past 10 years.” How true! Not even the worst school board today would dare write such a thing…


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