Life is difficult for families that earn a low income. Middle-class jobs are disappearing and housing prices are skyrocketing. The gap between rich and poor people increases daily. The future for people that earn a low income looks bleak.
A belief is that by improving public education in low-income areas, the future for the people that live in those areas will improve. Without an education, the options to rise from a low-income area decrease.
Rocketship Education is a network of non-profit public charter schools that serve low-income areas with limited access to education. They believe a school should do more than just educate students. Schools should empower teachers, engage parents, and inspire communities. Rocketship Education provides access to an education and job opportunities for adults in low-income areas.
Rocketship Education began in 2007. They work with community organizations, educators, and parents to create quality public schools that help guide children toward college. Many children in low-income areas that go to college are the first person in their family to attend a state college.
Business leaders also supply tremendous support toward the success of education for children in low-income areas. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings provided $100 million to support education. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are active supporters of education with funding and technology.
Rocketship Education unites the community, parents, and school. Their approach to education creates a sustainable future for quality education in low-income areas. Rocketship Education wants children to believe life holds opportunities regardless of their community’s level of income.
A group of parents that live in a low-income area interview each teacher before the school offers the teacher a job. Parents that didn’t attend college because there were no opportunities appreciate what Rocketship Education provides. The parents examine each candidate closely to guarantee the school selects the best teachers.
States are approving Rocketship Education charter schools in areas renowned for intense poverty and rampant crime. The schools strive to unite people and education, and in time, perhaps the level of poverty and crime rate will improve.
Rainbow34 August 19, 2017
Posted In: Public Education