Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

May 11, 2019

Rocketship Education is Bridging the Gap to Better Education

In 2006 the concept of bridging the gap between public education and private education became a goal of three men-Preston Smith, Mateo Sheedy, and John Danner. The concept was a solid, educationally based charter school that would allow low-income families to receive quality education through the development of Rocketship Education and curriculum. The development of Rocketship Education and its charter schools paved a way for sound curriculum with a solid base of education that would raise the standard for children to learn. Through the innovative educational foundation that Rocketship Education has developed, not only does R, bridge a gap, but they also cross cultural barriers that have led to educational success in countries around the world. R is teaching outside of the public education box and making a higher standard of education available to families globally. The initial concept of R has grown to having charter schools located throughout the world with a strong base in South America.

Rocketship Education is a charter school and operates in accordance to the charter school system, which is not a part of the standard public educational system. R has set itself apart by developing an above standard curriculum that provides families an option of providing their children a more advanced opportunity for learning. The charter school system works independently from the public educational system and is able to work outside of the normal box of education to develop its own curriculum and set-up. An option that provides families with an educational choice, who otherwise would not have one, based off of income or lack thereof. R has leveled the educational playing field that public and private education used to have a monopoly on.

Rocketship Education’s main goal it to completely eliminate the achievement gap between higher and lower income families. Unfortunately, lower income families have more personal obstacles to work toward overcoming, and quality education for their children, should not be one of them. It is common knowledge that higher income families, that pay more taxes in the areas that they live, are provided better quality schools, for a better quality of education. Rocketship Education charter school system’s lifetime goal is to bridge that gap.

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