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Marita’s Bargain



, Nicole Kim, Julianne Monroe


Period 1


KIPP Academy

Knowledge Is Power ProgramKids are chosen by a lotteryWorld-renowned for mathematics“SSLANT”Average school day- 7:25 AM to 5:00 PM plus Saturdays80% of graduates will go to college



Marita from Bronx

Average school dayWake up at 5:45 AMGets home at 5:30 PMDoes homework for 3-4 hoursSleeps at 11:15 PM“KIPP promises that it will take kids like her who are stuck in poverty and give them a chance to get her out.”

“All my friends now are from KIPP



The Effect of Cultural Legacies On Education

Summer vacation in America Vs. Asia-

US- 180 days

South Korea- 220 days

Japan- 243 days

Low-income students will fall behind compared to affluent students

Wealthy students can:

Summer programs/camps

Summer work

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work. The only problem with school, for the kids who aren’t achieving, is that there isn’t enough of it.”


Discussion Questions

What is special about the KIPP program?

What is the significance of summer vacation?

Why do Asian schools have a longer school year?

Do you think where you live and your background can affects your chances of being successful?



Text to text:

refers to “Rice Paddies


Math Tests” and “The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes”

Text to media:

Oprah Winfrey

Text to self:


pportunities to work hard to be successful like sports, clubs, etc.

Text to world:

Can’t be successful unless you work hard and take different opportunities no matter what your background is

You don’t have to be wealthy, extremely smart, or go to a prestigious school to be successful


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