The mission is a facade - zero transparency - lack of student and staff support.
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.