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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 03:06 PM
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Documented KIPP Abuser to Speak Sunday at TFA Conference: "Bringing the 'Joy Factor' to Your School"
During the 2007-2008 school year, Californias Office of Child and Protective Services notified Fresno Unified School District, the charter authorizer for KIPP Fresno, that a student at KIPP Fresno had threatened suicide following a punishment administered by KIPP Fresnos out-of-control CEO, Chi Tschang. It seems that Mr. Tschang did not bother to notify the parents of the threat.

And thus began an lengthy investigation by Fresno Unified School District, which culminated in a 64 page Notice to Cure and Correct Violations, a document that recounts in harrowing detail the abusive punishments between 2004 and 2008, all of which were authorized or personally meted out by Mr. Tschang. READ THE CALIFORNIA REPORT.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/2010/11/01/news/media/Chi%20Tschang%20Fresno%20school%20district%20report.pdf

(The report on Tschang alleges punishments he administered such as picking up students, removing their chairs, and dropping them on the floor; forcing them ("slamming them") against walls while yelling at them; cutting the strings or hoods off their sweatshirts; making them stand within a circle outside for hours; taping students to their chairs; having students sit outside in the cold for two days; throwing students' belongings such as backpacks, etc.)

The reason I am offering up this collection of posts is to remind the world that, even though KIPP Fresno was shuttered in May 2009 and Mr. Tschang resigned from KIPP Fresno in February 2009, the Tschang story is not over.

Despite his punitive ministrations that, according to the Report, included making children bark like a dog, taking childrens eye glasses from them, making children stand out in the cold for hours, picking up children and dropping them on the floor, isolating children, screaming at children, emotionally-abusing children, making children stand in the sun for 2 hours during the summer, telling children to put their ugly face toward the wall, and, otherwise, going beyond the bounds of the law (Notice to Cure and Correct, p. 8)despite all this and more, as recounted below, Mr. Tschang will be presenting a session this coming Sunday morning at the Teach for America Conference in D.C. Accompanied by CEO, Doug McCurry, of Achievement First Schools, Inc. this dynamic duo's session is entitled Bringing the Joy Factor Into Your School.

Co-CEO McCurry has become the chief protector of Mr. Tschang during this period of transition from KIPP goon to Achievement First goon. Indeed, Achievement First has hired Mr. Tschang as a principal in one of Achievement Firsts Brooklyn operations, Achievement First Crown Heightsdespite complaints by parents of physical and emotional abuse of children there in Crown Heights by Mr. Tschang in Mr. Tschangs school.

http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2011/02/documented-kipp-abuser-to-speak-sunday.html

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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 03:33 PM
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1. k&r
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 04:17 PM
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2. The man should be in jail
and suffer financial ruin .......
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:07 PM
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3. KIPP & Achievement First are partners in development of teacher training programs.
Hunter College - KIPP, Uncommon Schools, Achievement First

In a path-breaking partnership between a school of education and three of the highest performing urban charter school organizations, the Hunter College School of Education has joined forces with Achievement First, KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), Uncommon Schools, and the New York City Charter School Center to collaboratively design a teacher preparation program, that will lead to teacher certification and a masters degree in education.

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/school-of-education/special-programs-and-centers/teacher-you.

Wonder how many other things leading charters "partner" in & how separate they really are.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:11 PM
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4. How are abusive scumbags like this not in jail where they belong?
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:22 PM
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5. only if they work for the public schools. if they work for charters they apparently get
promoted.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:30 PM
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6. Who the hell would tolerate letting this shit happen to their kids?
Or even worse, think it's a good idea?

Charter schools are shit.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:35 PM
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7. It happened in low-income minority schools. So I'd bet some parents don't know,
Edited on Sat Feb-12-11 05:38 PM by Hannah Bell
some are absent from parenting, some are afraid to confront the admin, some didn't want to make waves because pulling their kids & finding another school in the middle of a term is a nightmare.

And some did care, because they're the ones who filed the complaints that eventually led to the guy leaving.

Unfortunately, he was hired by another charter school chain. And tapped to make a big speech at the Teach for America conference.

He and "Tape their mouths shut" Rhee exemplify the tfa philosophy?

His speech about "joy" at school reminds me of the nazis' "joy division"

same orwellian use of language
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:57 PM
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8. I think President Obama's educational policy is nothing short of repulsive.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:58 PM
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9. i think it's not even "his" policy. i think it's the policy of the sponsors of the pub & dem
parties, aka the ruling/corporate/financial class.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 06:06 PM
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10. They want to kill public education and make EVERYBODY stupid and servile.
And both parties are eagerly helping.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 06:09 PM
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11. K&R for the truth.
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