Rocketship Education Is A New Alternative To Flawed Public SchoolsOn September 27, 2018 by admin
Rocketship Education is listed as a non-profit network of charter schools. The organization is headquartered in Redwood City, in California. The schools teach children who are in kindergarten to the fifth grade.
Rocketship Education operates nationally and has locations in Nashville, Milwaukee, the Bay Area and Washington DC. The Bay Area has the most locations, with there being 13 in total. All of the other cities have either one or two locations. Their philosophy is based on three pillars: talent development, personalized learning and “parent power.” Personalized learning involves paying attention to the needs of each student. Talent development involves investing time and energy into the development of each child and nurturing their talents. “Parent power” involves encouraging parents to take interest in their children’s educational careers and pay attention to what educational leaders are doing.
Rocketship Education provides a healthier alternative to the failing public schools in poor, black and Latino neighborhoods. For too long, children in these neighborhoods have been forced to go to schools that have had bad reputations as virtual jails. Schools districts in areas where these children live have high rates of poverty, high rates of behavior problems and low rates of academic achievement. Much of the problems have to do with people being products of a negative environment, and the local schools do not the help the situation. Rocketship Education does its best to put extra attention on kids so that they can do their best. The charter system goes the extra mile to provide for children what regular schools refuse to give them.
There are some flaws to charter school systems that people point out. However, traditional public schools are flawed and do not go about things in the ways that they are supposed to. This is why charter schools exist.
Also, one of the things that Rocketship Education makes sure to do is to pound it into kids’ heads that they have to go to college. This makes it so that, from an early age, they have a clear, defined goal of what to do, as well as a reason to do well in school.