Monthly Archives: January 2018

How Rocketship Education Involves Parents In The Hiring Process Of Educators

Rocketship Education is a public charter school network based in Redwood City, California. It was founded by two entrepreneurs in 2006, Preston Smith and John Danner. It is a nonprofit that primarily teaches minority children in poorer school districts.

One of the many ways that Rocketship Education is different is that parents are part of the hiring process when a school needs to bring in a new educator. They have open job interviews where parents can talk to the prospective teachers about their experience, teaching philosophy, and other issues. As the chief executive officer of the company Preston Smith says that this helps to find the best available talent for their schools. He said that somewhere between three and six families with a student at the school will receive specialized training so that they can participate in panel interviews. Some of the Rocketship Education schools will instead hold a community meeting where any parent can show up and meet the final candidates for positions.

At Rocketship Education they use a blended-learning style to teach students. The students, from grades kindergarten to fifth grade, will have a regular classroom for part of the day and the other part of the day they will use technology to learn. This allows students to learn in the way that best works for them.

The goals of Rocketship Education is to give kids from lower-income families the quality education that children living in wealthy areas receive. Students in public schools in low-income areas generally don’t receive a very good education because of a lack of resources and low pay encouraging teachers to go elsewhere. Most of the children that attend their schools are also minorities, many of whom speak English as a second language which can be an additional challenge to face.

In order to help the students called Rocketeers, at Rocketship Education schools the school environment is predictable and positive in nature. This helps each student learn in a way that hones the social-emotional skills that they will need in their future education and life beyond school.

Lacey and Larkin Fight for the Hispanics

Every human being should openly applaud those who take a stand for what is right and fight evil and degradation. It is when humankind stands against tyranny that we have a chance of stopping evil so that our children may enjoy the peaceful utopia we all know this world could be.

My own life’s mission is to teach people how to behave, and once the hearts of man has been changed, transformation will naturally follow. Two men who have taken an honorable stand against evil are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Being Arizona natives who are passionate about immigration rights, they have often opposed the evils the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has committed against his fellow man.

Though he may call himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff” he is probably the most bigoted and racist person second only to President Donald Trump. While some people reading this may approve of what Sheriff Joe Arpaio has done, I think we can all agree that his methods are an apparent display of evil.

One example of an evil that Sheriff Joe Arpaio committed was when his SWAT team was raiding a home they thought could be a drug or weapons cache. Following a non-solid lead, Arpaio storm this home looking for weapons and drugs. It became apparent very quickly that this was the wrong home and there were no drugs or weapons here.

Unfortunately, Sheriff Joe Arpaio thought the physical home would be too much evidence that he was there and so he ordered his people to set fire to the place inside the walls so that the fire department could not put it out.

Another example of an evil that Sheriff Joe Arpaio committed is when he allowed an unborn child to die. A woman who was eight months pregnant was detained and placed in one of his jail cells. She began complaining about abdominal pain and wanted a doctor to come see her. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said she was just trying to get out of the jail cell and he ordered her to stay. Even though she began bleeding from her vagina, he still would not let a doctor see her. This resulted in the miscarriage of her unborn child. Even more heart-wrenching, Sheriff Joe Arpaio would not allow her to attend the funeral.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin reported these atrocities and Sheriff Arpaio went after them. His SWAT teams broke into their homes during the night illegally and detained them because they would not hand over the evidence.

This illegal detention resulted in a $3.75 million settlement given in favor of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Once these two men saw that President Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his all of his crimes they knew they had to do something.

Lacey and Larkin took the $3.75 million and started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. They now use this fund to reverse the evils that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has committed against the Hispanic and Latino communities.