KIPP is obviously unlike any other highschool. We don’t have an actual highschool building, rather we attend school in “modular buildings” or trailers as most students call them. And even besides that, the highschool experience at KIPP differs vastly than any other school. Some of the teachers are not really qualified. The lunches are pathetic. The students can be unruly at sometimes. And overall the school is just ridiculous with its strict rules.
When it comes to hiring teachers, KIPP seems to value where the teacher graduated from more than whether they actually meet the criteria needed to become a teacher. Thus, the teachers come off as not really caring about the students, rather they care more about getting their loans from undergraduate school paid off so they can continue with their careers.
It’s actually kind of sad because KIPP used to have some of the best teachers who actually knew what they were teaching but slowly these types of teachers became extinct and were replaced with these other generic teachers (if you can even call them that).
In this town that I’m in, my high school options are limited. It’s either KIPP or Central. Enough said.
I just wish everyone in my high school could get the real high school experience. Maybe then, they’ll change their close-mindedness. Maybe.