The Formal Response and Defense of Rocketship Education To Criticisms From Edsurge and Washington Monthly Articles

Information is power. Information is what drives innovation, progress and even remedies to every social problem in the world. However, innovation cannot just be generated in books alone. The best ideas on innovation should come from relevant knowledge, intellect rooted in reality and ideas that do not just look good on paper. These are the kind of challenges that Rocketship Education encounters in its operations, and these are the issues being discussed in two of the most relevant articles about Rocketship today. These articles can be found at the Edsurge and Washington Monthly news portals.

Edsurge Feature

In the Edsurge article, people may learn about the challenges, setbacks and problems that Rocketship Foundation faces in the years that it is operating. It has the vision to expand. It has the dream to reach more people, teach many more students and generate the best kind of ideas that students at their young age should learn. However, there are critics of their vision that derail Rocketship Foundation’s plans. One of these criticisms would be on the fact that Rocketship isn’t traditional. It deviates from the usual formats of education. Rocketship, in its defense, responded by saying that their style of teaching charter school students with DreamBox and STMath software is the kind of alternative program that its founders believe to be profoundly beneficial to the students. There are criticisms, too, that Rocketship Foundation is already taking the jobs of teachers and money from already struggling schools. In their defense, Rocketship responded that they only go to public schools with the most underperforming students.

Washington Monthly

In Washington Monthly, readers can learn about the complete response of Rocketship Foundation to the criticism that was made by NPR on their website. There were criticisms about how troublesome it appears to be for Rocketship to use tech-heavy education modules and to let students focus too much on computer use. In their defense, Rocketship wrote that because there’s limited funding for teachers, the charter network resorted to an alternative strategy that would offset such setback and still be able to offer individualized education to students.

About Rocketship

Rocketship Foundation is a non-profit charter school network. It is based in California, particularly in Redwood City. It offers alternative education to students with marginalized economic background.