Monday, June 15, 2009

How About KIPP?

Some Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

"Teachers typically work a nine-hour work day during the week, half days on selected Saturdays, and three weeks in the summer. They also are available via cell phone for homework help in the evening."

"KIPP teachers typically receive 15 to 20 percent more in salary than the average teacher in neighboring public schools for this extra time."

I've said it a hundred times have to pay teachers what they are worth if you expect good things from them. Paying them the same amount that you pay the school custodian will get you nowhere.

And if you pay them as professionals, you can demand professional performance. It's really quite simple...

True, it's going to cost a lot of money to fix our educational system, but since we are not a heavily taxed nation (not even close) it is certainly doable. It only requires a national will to do it...if not, we deserve what we get.

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