Rocketship Education Looks to Gain Balanced Evaluation

Charter schools have been both admired and defended by a number of educators and parents over the last several years. These charter schools have been able to provide a quality education to students with disadvantaged backgrounds. One of these charter schools is Rocketship Education. A number of sources in the education sector have provided a lot of insight into the charter school network and how it operates. This insight is new and important because it reveals things that were never previously reported.

While Rocketship Education does not have a large multi story building, it makes up for it in quality of education, a competent faculty and its ability to provide valuable outreach to students who are unable to get an education anywhere else. However, Rocketship Educaiton is not without critics. The school network has been given an unfair and unbalanced assessment by the NPR. According to the NPR, Rocketship Education engages in a number of practices that are counterproductive among educational institutions. The NPR reported that the school has rigid discipline policies, rituals and very long hours for faculty and administrators. However, Rocketship Education has looked to prove this report to be false. Follow this link to see this unbalanced assessment https://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/06/27/nprs-deeply-unbalanced-profile-of-rocketship-charter-schools/.

In an effort to prove that it is a legitimate and reputable educational institution, Rocketship Education has stated that the negative aspects of its school are common at other charter schools as well. Therefore, this charter school is not any different than others of its kind. By being able to prove that it has policies that are similar to other charter schools, Rocketship Education has been able to discredit the negative reports made by the NPR. With the reports being discredited, Rocketship Education has been able to convince members of the community that it is a trustworthy network of schools.

One of the ways in which Rocketship Education has been able to establish itself as a reputable educational institution is by making itself among the most technologically innovative and parent friendly schools in the nation. During the past few years, the charter school network has been able to introduce technology that is comparable to what public and private schools offer to students. As well as being technologically advanced, Rocketship has also gained the respect and praise from parents. Many parents of the charter schools’ students have expressed their satisfaction with the quality of education that the school has provided to their children. These two aspects of the charter school have proven that it is among the top educational institutions in the nation.

Betsy DeVos’s Philanthropic Efforts Center Around Educational Choice

Born in Michigan on January 8, 1958, Betsy Prince was raised by parents who devoted their lives to philanthropic giving. Her dad, Edgar Prince, owned The Prince Corporations and her parents founded The Prince Foundation. When Betsy was a student at Calvin College she became interested in politics. After graduation she married her husband Dick DeVos, who shared her interests. Together they have supported improving the education for low income families both financially and through their hard work. In February of this year, after many years of advocating for educational reform, Betsy was elected U.S. Secretary of Education.

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From campus politics to educational reform, Betsy DeVos has made great strides in pursuing her goals for better educational opportunities, and she and her husband have donated millions of dollars to promote educational choice, charter schools, scholarships and voucher programs in schools. In the 1990’s she was elected the Republican’s Committee Woman for the state of Michigan. She also chaired the All Children Matter Action Committee, and was the chairwoman for the Alliance for School Choice.

Because of the donations from the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, many educational organizations have grown and prospered. Their philanthropic giving includes donations of millions of dollars to charter schools and Christian schools, the arts such as the JFK Center for Performing Arts, the Boy Scouts, many colleges and universities and charitable nonprofit agencies across America. The foundation has also supported churches, clean air groups, manufacturing, computer technology, and other companies in the U.S.

Dick DeVos’s father, Richard, co-founded Amway with Betsy’s husband Dick as the CEO. The DeVos family’s philanthropic giving has been a lifetime achievement of educational improvements, growth and change. Low income families can now afford to send their children to charter schools that they feels are best for their children because of scholarships from the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. In Florida, Michigan and other states across the country, high quality education is now available. Charter schools offer a special kind of education to their students. High school student’s educational opportunities include learning job related skills to enable them to prepare them for career they will enjoy. They learn through a hands on approach and are offered opportunities that many public schools do not offer. There is greater importance placed on subjects such as reading, math, science and computers. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.

Earlier this year Betsy Devos’s attendance at the Parent Roundtable was beneficial to parent’s of children with special needs. Recognizing Autism Awareness, Betsy Devos emphasized the need for informational groups and tools needed to help support parent’s efforts regarding their children’s education. At a previous Philanthropy Roundtable interview, Betsy explained the need for more educational choices for children, especially those from low income families.

Keith Mann, CEO of Dynamic Search Partners, Philanthropist Activities.

Dynamic Search Partners is an organization based in New York, which is dedicated to recruiting talented personnel for private equity and hedge fund firms. It was created in 2006 by Keith Mann, who holds the position of CEO and focuses on hedge funds and alternative investments.

Keith Mann is well known throughout the industry for his excellent hiring strategy and his attention to the specific requirements of firms requesting hiring assistance. An experienced professional in the industry, his company offers services in Europe, Asia and the United States regarding areas of marketing, investment and strategy.

Keith has spent 15 years in the industry, beginning his career with Dynamics Executive Search in 2002. This was followed by founding Dynamics Search Partners in 2009. As CEO, he is personally responsible for day-to-day activities of the firm.

In addition to his skills in operating his company, he is also well known for his interest in advancing educational opportunities with his philanthropist activities.

A March 3rd, 2015 article in PRNewswire reports his company’s fund raising event for Uncommon Schools which involves 42 charter public schools located in New York City, Boston, Newark, Rochester, Camden and Troy.

A BUSINESS WIRE article of January 25, 2016 reports the establishment of a Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. This scholarship is available to one of Uncommon School’s senior graduates each year. Uncommon Schools serve approximately 14,000 K-12 students.

Keith Mann is particularly concerned regarding the recent police officer attacks. He has an Uncle who is a detective in Staten Island, which has brought this close to home. To show his support, he sent lunch to the entire 54th Street precinct in January and again in February. He stated, “Our Officers deserve to be thanked for their service, not attacked in their attempts to keep people safe.

As a person who is well known in the finance industry, he has proved himself an expert on the subject. As a result, his firm, Dynamic Search Partners, is a major provider of executive search services and alternative staffing.