Forbes: The Teacher-Less Classroom Is Not As Close As You Think

Forbes’ Nick Morrison on Rocketship’s technology over-dependence. Rocketship students spend up to two hours a day on computers.  During that time, the students are supervised by uncredentialed teacher aids (euphemistically coined Indpendent Learning Specialists).  Nick Morrison, in this Forbes post,…

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Bonanza! Silicon Valley Sees Gold in Corporate-Driven School Reforms

Pulitzer Prize Winner Gary Cohn links Silicon Valley, Vergara tenure suit & Rocketship with corporate education profiteering Snippets from Cohn’s article are below, read the full article at Capital & Main:  http://capitalandmain.com/bonanza-silicon-valley-sees-gold-in-corporate-driven-school-reforms/ According to Bymaster, the big secret to making…

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Does Teacher Experience Matter?

StopRocketship.com Investigative Analysis: San Jose’s charter schools miss the mark on teacher experience. San Jose’s Charter schools that serve predominantly low income students have surprisingly low experience levels as compared with the public schools serving the same children.  San Jose…

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Slate: Sweden’s School Choice Disaster

Slate magazine on Sweden’s privatization Disaster.  Is there something to be learned? Slate magazine wrote this week about the failure of the privatization movement in Sweden. Officials in Sweden, where a tenth to a quarter of the students attend privatized…

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Rocketship Texas suddenly withdraws

Past the deadline, Rocketship withdraws their application to open 16 charters in Texas, ruffling feathers in Texas Education Agency For the second time in the past year, Rocketship has withdrawn a charter application at the last second.  Rocketship withdrew an…

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County Approves Rocketship Fuerza in Alum Rock 7-0

Santa Clara County Board of Education Unanimously approves Rocketship Jackson, snubbing Alum Rock’s School Board Rocketship’s Jackson St school, now named Rocketship Fuerza, won a unanimous victory at the County Office of Education last Wednesday.  The road to opening Rocketship…

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