Front page of the paper NY Times today: Seeking to Clone Schools of Success for Poor
buried inside: Today, KIPP-New York outperforms all other Bronx middle schools on New York's standardized tests, and 98 percent of the students at KIPP-Houston pass all sections of Texas' state exams. Eighth-grade graduates have earned $5 million in scholarships to the nation's top private high schools over the past two years, and continue to earn good grades in their new schools.
"Nothing these guys do, nothing that they do, is beyond the reach of every school in the country, period," said Samuel Casey Carter, who highlighted KIPP in a report on successful schools for the conservative Heritage Foundation, and is helping write a "users' guide" for the new network schools. "This is not rocket science, this is very, very simple stuff, but it's monitored and it's managed and it's continually improved."