Parents agree; there is no more important quality for a school than for it to care about its students. It’s an idea inalienable from the notion of a foreign institution tasked with caring for the most precious people in our lives. Too often, however, this isn’t the case. Education systems are too frequently sterile holding facilities rather than nurturing learning centers. Rocketship Education, a non-profit network of charter schools, seeks to change this unacceptable status quo.
Rocketship Education operates on a solid foundation; that parent involvement should be treated as the cornerstone of education. Therefore, Rocketship has taken the most obvious step available, allowing parents to hand pick the people who will be responsible for the child’s education. Parent run interviews and community hiring centers for would-be educators will be held just months before the school year, ensuring passionate parents have the ability to handpick the cream of the crop. Following this further, the active role given to parents helps tremendously in making Rocketship schools feel much more like a family than a faculty.
The quality of Rocketship Schools isn’t just word of mouth. Credible, extremely successful individuals, such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, have given their full support to the new wave of charter schools popping up across the nation. These people aren’t just giving well-wishes either; Netflix CEO Reed Hasting has donated an incredulous 100 million dollars to the cause. For thousands of parents across the nation, this has elevated charter schools from a radical concept to the premier choice of education in America.
Rocketship Education’s status as a non-profit is proof enough of their commitment to America’s youth. A business venture this is not; this is an unfiltered passion for the wellbeing of tomorrow given form. Rocketship isn’t looking to make marginal improvements to a broken system. They are seeking to uproot the status quo in its entirety, and leave in its place a network of school that far exceed anything previously thought possible.