[Gallery] KIPP Un Mundo tour; KIPP San Antonio hosts education roundtable with Greg Abbott

Earlier this month, I went to a  First Friday Breakfast at KIPP Un Mundo Academy; read more details about the event in this earlier post. The highlight of the visit was getting a campus tour from two first-grade students. This earlier post has dates and locations for all the First Friday Breakfasts of the 2013-14 school year. As you plan your end-of-year giving, please consider supporting KIPP: San Antonio.

Last week, KIPP: San Antonio hosted Attorney General Greg Abbott, also a Republican candidate for Governor of Texas, for a discussion about education in Texas. Abbott praised KIPP: San Antonio for its record of getting students ready for college, and stressed the importance of competition to drive improvement in education.

Watch video here: “Greg Abbott in San Antonio to discuss education”, Tim Gerber, KSAT-12, December 11, 2013. Read more: “Abbott hails charter school’s focus on college prep”, John W. Gonzalez, San Antonio Express-News, December 11, 2013; “Abbott Keeps Mum on Vouchers and Education Funding”, Morgan Smith, Texas Tribune, December 11, 2013.

Wendy Davis, a state senator and Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas, is concerned that spending cuts have weakened Texas’s education system.

What education-related questions do you have for the 2014 candidates for Governor? Leave a comment to share.

Campus tour at KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy | San Antonio Charter Moms

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