What is it like to work at KIPP Bay Area Schools?

1.7Work/Life Balance
3.8Compensation/Benefits
3.0Job Security/Advancement
2.3Management
3.0Culture
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The mission is a facade - zero transparency - lack of student and staff support.
Written by School Counselor (Current Employee) from San Francisco Bay Area, CA on May 24, 2018
The students, while challenging to work with at times, are the easiest part of the work and why I wanted to work for KIPP. Unfortunately, the staff doesn't seem to serve multiple learning/behavioral styles, they only know how to support hard working focused, well behaved students. I have seen multiple special needs students essentially forced out because - more ... the teachers were not willing to adjust how they interacted with the student. Essentially, KIPP is looking for students to fit into a box, and they do the same with employees.

Constant response from administration is about budget and numb ... - less
ProsSupporting students from underserved communities who need it!
ConsLack of communication from administration, they stick to policy and systems instead of supporting employees as humans, everything as a dollar sign, the mission feels like a hoax, tension and power struggle between staff and students, which feels like a microcosm of oppression.
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