Rocketship Education Shows Strong Performance Despite Critics

While there have been some news pieces lately criticizing charter schools including those from Rocketship Education, their impressive scores on tests and praise from parents show that these pieces may be biased. In a recent NPR piece, Rocketship is referred to like a company when in reality it is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing quality education to children in areas whose public schools are underperforming. While leaders at Rocketship Education admit that there are problems within their school system but these are problems that face most public schools as well.

One of the issues that the NPR piece had a strong focus on was the heavy use of different technologies at the school. Technology is heavily implemented at Rocketship Education, but this time is spent across several different programs and broken into different chunks throughout the week. Their students are not spending their days staring at a computer screen like this piece recently implied.

There is a bias against charter institutions such as Rocketship Education as many people are hesitant to embrace change. They feel as if these schools take away from the public schools in the area, but why shouldn’t parents have the choice to get their children a better education than what they are offered? Just because schools such as Rocketship Education aren’t the tradition doesn’t mean that they are inherently bad. Many public schools are failing and Rocketship Education is hoping to help children from being dragged down in the process. All schools have issues, even expensive private ones. Instead of focusing on negatives that exist across the board, we should be building up all schools.

Rocketship Education first opened their schools in the city of San Francisco before spreading across the country in different areas that were traditionally under-privileged. They give children the opportunity to receive the education that they need to get into a good college and succeed later in life. With the help of parents, they provide individualized education for each child within the organization. Many of the people who work for the company are so confident in the schools of Rocketship Education that they even send their own children to them.

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Clay Hutson Creates Concerts With the Help of Technology

Clay Hutson has had many jobs. He has earned his master’s in business administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in theater design. He has worked as a project manager and as a sound engineer. He has also traveled with Billy Graham and his sound team and worked in the industry of corporate entertainment. He has traveled with many different musicians and has helped to create successful concerts for well-known artists such as Kid Rock, Kelly Clarkson, and Pink to name a few.

 

Clay Hutson is also an entrepreneur and has plenty of experience engineering the sound for live entertainment. He also has experience with the tour production business. When the recession affected the company that he was working for be decided that it would be best to pursue his own dreams and begin his own business. He makes his living by providing everything from stage management to logistics to the clients that hire him. As of late, he is mostly focused on stage management. Taking the leap to start his own business was not an easy transition, but it has really paid off. He has had his hurdles but they have all been valuable learning lessons. Clay relies heavily on referrals to help grow his business and he runs a website as well. LinkedIn is another way that he stays connected to his clients.

 

Clay is successful in part due to his passion about what he does and also because he is very driven and works hard. He works long hours if he has to in order to get the job done and he is careful to do his work diligently and with attention to detail. He also chooses to work with others who are equally driven and hardworking.

 

Clay takes great pride in what he does and is proud of how far he has come and is excited about what the future holds. There are always new opportunities to explore, and he is excited about the advancement of technology and the fusion of the music business and technology and how far it has come. The advancement of technology makes it easier to create better and more impressive concerts and he is embracing it. Learn more: https://twitter.com/@Clayhutson1

 

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