There are a large number of charter school systems that serve children all over America. These schools tend to be in inner-city locales where the children are predominantly of Latino and African American descent. In the United States of America, there seems to be a hierarchy of ethnic and racial groups. African Americans and Latinos sit at the bottom of this hierarchy, though African Americans (as well as Latinos that appear predominantly black) frequently fall below Latinos in status. There are “model minorities” such as Asians, Indians, Middle Easterners and various European ethnic groups, that are considered to be higher above African Americans and Latinos.
Much of this disparity is a result of a never-ending “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” scenario where society causes problems for blacks and Latinos, which results in people within those communities being affected negatively by their environments and causing problems. This further results in society calling those groups inferior and discriminating against those groups. Rocketship Education is trying to end this vicious cycle by operating top-notch schools that believe in the potential of every child—regardless of economic status or race. Positivity is cultivated from active parents, putting the individual needs of every child first and cultivating each child’s unique talents. Also, emphasis on what is important, such as the ideas of academic success and life’s endless possibilities, is extremely beneficial.
Rocketship Education teaches children things that are relevant in today’s world. For example, each school day includes a rotation through four educational blocks. These blocks include Enrichment, STEM, Humanities and Learning Lab.
Rocketship Education is very committed to learning about their students as much as possible so that they can give each child personal attention. People who work for the school visit the homes of students every fall to get to know the kids and their families so that they can build a sense of caring and community, get to know the needs of families and project the image that they care about kids.