Michael Feinberg, a co-founder of KIPP, the largest, and arguably most successful, charter school network in the country, has been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct with a child, KIPP officials wrote in a letter last week.
Feinberg was accused of sexually abusing a student in the late 1990s, according to the letter that network leaders wrote to the KIPP school community.
KIPP Houston Public Schools and an independent law firm hired by the network investigated the allegations, which were found to be “credible.” Investigators also uncovered evidence that Feinberg had sexually harassed two KIPP employees.
Feinberg denies all allegations against him, said his lawyer Chris Tritico.
While the statement from KIPP states that neither investigation initiated by the network was able to definitively confirm that Feinberg abused a student, investigators did, however, “find the allegation to have credibility.”
A version of this article appeared in the February 28, 2018 edition of Education Week as KIPP Co-Founder Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations