Why We Don’t Want 100% College Acceptance

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By Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation “Match Matters.” We say that a lot at KIPP. It’s something we have really come to appreciate, particularly in the last several years of helping our kids get to, and all the way through college. Research, combined with our own students’ experiences have taught us how important […]

Why College?

Why College

By Richard Barth, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation  It’s a question I’ve been hearing more and more lately. Over the last few years, Americans have been inundated with news coverage of the high cost of college, and front-page stories of young people graduating with crushing debt in an uncertain job market, living at home and working […]


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