Discussion for article #222693

Rocketship has a model that has a student:teacher ratio approaching 50:1.

Even if this “works” (I’m dubious) it means that their model has to SYSTEMATICALLY EXCLUDE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS in order to function, which is against the law (Charters are legally public schools) and against common decency.

You also ignore the fact that there are extensive conflicts of interest and self dealing with Rocketship.

Specifically, while Rocketship is not-for-profit, the software it uses is provided by a for profit firm in which the many of its directors have a financial interest.

Their “Educational” model has more in common with pump and dump stock schemes than it does in promoting learning, particularly when juxtaposed with their “singular focus on testing” and high teacher turn over rate.