The Implicit IOU

Larry Cuban, in the third installment of a review of Rocketship charter schools:

Finally, there is no evidence that Rocketship graduates do well in secondary schools since no cohort of fifth graders has yet been followed into high school. Separating customized instruction in basic skills from higher level skills and socio-emotional learning, creative and critical thinking in regular classrooms is an IOU to children and parents that such a split will lead to lower rates of high school dropouts, higher rates of graduation, and college admissions for Rocketship students. Thus, absent such evaluations, it is a promissory note, not a fact.

Great, informative review of one of Silicon Valley’s most interesting charter schools. (See part one and two.)

I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.

1 Comment

  1. I’m a former Rocketship teacher and I read your blog occasionally. I’d love to hear more about your thoughts in regard to the school model as well. Thank you for sharing this link.

    Btw, your links to the previous articles are incorrect.