Richard Whitmire’s forthcoming book, On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope, is “the best account yet of what is happening with charters,” says the Washington Post’s Jay Mathews. But big questions still abound: Can Rocketship and other high-performing schools scale up quickly, a la the “Fibonacci sequence”? Can charters do so without falling into the pitfalls of the past? Will struggling urban areas embrace this form of school choice? And what about smug suburbs?

Join the Fordham Institute for a conversation with Whitmire and a panel of experts about his book, the Rocketship network, and the future of charter schooling. 

Book signing following the event:

On the Rocketship:
How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope
By Richard Whitmire

Free books will be given to the first fifty guests who RSVP and attend the event in person!

Follow the conversation with @educationgadfly at #OntheRocketship

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Scott Pearson
Executive Director, D.C. Public Charter School Board
Preston Smith
Cofounder and CEO, Rocketship Education
Richard Whitmire
Author of On the Rocketship
Shantelle Wright
Founder and CEO, Achievement Prep


Bruno V. Manno
Senior Advisor, Walton Family Foundation
Trustee Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute