I proposed that KIPP put an end to suspicion that they were skimming students and excluding low-performing students by taking over an entire district. A district with ELLs, special ed, the whole gamut of students. If they did that, they could show their stuff to the world and silence the skeptics.
Then Jersey Jazzman offered Camden, NJ (though he is in no position to offer it). It is distressed. It is not very large. It should be just the right size for the KIPP Challenge.
Did Jersey Jazzman hoax me?
Even if it is true, Camden still looks like a perfect candidate for the Challenge due to the receptive political climate in the state.