Charter schools have been making headlines lately as many of them do not provide the quality of education that they promise. Unfortunately, high performing schools like those in the Rocketship Education system are sometimes getting caught in the crossfire and are the subject of biased and inaccurate reporting from news agencies such as NPR. While the technocentric education methods from Rocketship Education are showing great results in the form of high test scores, some people still question how good of an education the children in their schools are receiving.
While the piece that was recently featured on NPR may have some valid questions, it is not being presented in a balanced way that truly shows the breadth of the practices of the highly accomplished educational system known as Rocketship Education. This is because many of the “facts” reported are not presented in a way that shows their context along with other issues. Some journalists point out that the biased piece fails to compare the charter schools to the public institutions that are in the same neighborhoods.
While the NPR piece admits that the students perform well, it criticizes the practices in the school. Specifically, the heavy use of technology in their curriculum. Many of the issues that they brought up about Rocketship Education are present in public schools around the country, but the piece failed to mention this and instead made it seem like something that is only present in their system. They also refer to Rocketship Education as a “company”, which is something that is not usually done for non-profit organizations such as Rocketship.
Rocketship Education has been providing an alternative from public schools for children since 2006. Their headquarters is out of San Francisco but they serve several under-privileged communities across the country. In order to ensure the best education for the children attending their schools, Rocketship Education encourages parents to be involved with their education. Each child attending one of their facilities is given an individualized education plan that is created to fit their needs and help them achieve a success that will last a lifetime.
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