A TRAJECTORY CHANGE? In a recent PBS interview with Rocketship CEO John Danner and educators at the touted charter schools in San Jose, John Merrow finds that "the learning lab saves schools a lot of money, but there's just one problem: They're not really working." He mentions a dearth of actionable data for teachers along with bored students, and surmises that a "big change," which may include scraping the learning labs, may be on the way.
We reached out to the Rocketship fellas to clarify Merrow' statement. Says Danner: "That part of the report was just wrong. Lots to do of course, but it's more a matter of getting teachers an interface they like than a data problem." Charlie Bufalino, National Development Associate, elaborates more: