A ‘Chinese’ work ethic in American inner cities
KIPP schools are “no excuses” public charter schools mostly for disadvantaged kids from impoverished neighborhoods of our inner cities. In regard to raising kids’ achievement in class the KIPP program of tough love, including longer school days and a shorter summer vacations, has been enormously successful.
Malcolm Gladwell in his new book, the Outliers, sees KIPP as an example of how we have introduced a “Chinese” work ethic into American inner cities. About how many “rags to riches” stories might we not say the same thing? Nature yes, but also a lot of nurture.Explore posts in the same categories: Charter Schools, Education