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— Rocketship Schools (@RocketshipEd) December 17, 2017
Parents of students in Nashville who attend charter schools decided to take action after being attacked by Metro Nashville Public Schools school board. The school board made a comment saying that the foundation of charter schools are unraveling. Even though this comment was appalling, this was not the school board’s first time making a negative comment about charter schools of Nashville. Hundreds of parent of the students who attend charter schools in Nashville teamed up in order to write a detailed letter to the school board. The letter asked a series of questions that these charter school parents need answers to.
In the letter the parents asked the Metro Nashville Public Schools school board do they want their children or the administration of charter school children to fail. Parents also made it clear that they chose for their children to attend charter schools so that they can have a better educational career. Parents made it very clear that it was a personal choice for them and their children. The letter informed the Metro Nashville Public Schools school board that even though their children attend charter schools, they are thriving very well, despite of what they think. Parents continued to ask a series a questions in the letter and they are waiting on a response from the Metro Nashville Public Schools school board.
In the end, hundreds of parents signed off on the letter. The parents will continue to wait on a response from the Metro Nashville Public Schools school board because this behavior deserves an explanation, especially since there are kids involved.
For some of these parents, being an active advocate in their child’s education is normal. Parents of students who attend Rocketship Education are used to communicating and advocating for their children’s education. Rocketship Education is a charter school that happens to have one of their locations in the Nashville area. The school invites parents to be active in their child’s education for several different reasons. Parents enjoy being able to constantly be aware of what’s going n with their child in school. Nevertheless, Metro Nashville Public Schools school board needs to do better.