Mathews' new book celebrates KIPP founders

02/21/2009 | Washington Post, The

Washington Post Columnist Jay Mathews' latest book, "Work Hard. Be Nice," tells about two teachers dedicated to the achievement of low-income students. The teachers formed the Knowledge Is Power Program. Reviewer Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, says KIPP should be celebrated, but the program's success should not overshadow the effect of school segregation and poverty on learning.

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