Rocketship is a public network elementary charter schools. Rocketship’s educational services have been available to the public since 2006. Since opening Rocketship has been known for their high achieving academic reputation. Rocketship’s achievements are a surprise to the public because this network of schools services children who lives in unfortunate neighborhoods.
The founder and CEO of Rocketship is Preston Smith. Preston is proud to be the founder of Rocketship education. Recently, Rocketship received negative press attention from a blog named in NPR. When Preston seen the negative news presented by this blog, he was not surprised because he is used to harsh criticism regarding a charter school. Preston decided to ignore to the negative news that was reported; however, the parents were extremely upset. Parents of Rocketship wanted Preston and the school network to address the false information that was presented.
Instead of the school district creating a confrontation with NPR, he decided to release a statement talking about how great Rocketship was at a school. In this statement, he also decided to talk about how fortunate he and the teachers and supporters of Rocketship was to serve the students a Rocketship. In addition to this, Preston also released feedback from the parents at Rocketship.
This feedback from rocket ship parents revealed that more than 3/4 of Rocketship parents have already recommended the school to friends and family. This survey also revealed that almost all of rocket ship students grade level. This survey and the school’s numeric findings disputed what NPR’s blog wrote about Rocketship.
In the end, the parents of Rocketship was very proud of the CEO in the school district for standing up for themselves and for the children of Rocketship. Rocketship will continue to provide a resourceful full loving educational environment to their students, despite negative media attention. Preston was happy to allow the public to see how much the children and parents Rocketship enjoy the school’s community. Hopefully, in the future, the media will stop reporting false information, especially information in regard to children.