We are a group of educators that help build better communities and communities of practice through education finance partnerships. We teach and run education finance programs that strengthen civic engagement, economic stability, and equity in the American education system. We’re committed to helping teachers, school leaders, and families build meaningful connections and relationships for all children.
Most of our education finance programs are for schools but some of them are also for schools and communities to invest in. For example, we run a program called Community Collaborative Finance (CCF), which is very similar to our annual Education Capital Fund. CCF is a way for schools and communities to help each other invest in programs that lead to financial opportunities for their students. For example, a school district can invest in a school that it believes will generate economic opportunity for its students.
For example, let’s say a school district decides to invest $3 million in a school’s computer lab to bring in more students. The school then recruits a number of students with high test scores to be computer science majors. Now all of that $3 million will go towards building the computer lab and students will have more access to more computers and more programs.
This is a fun example because it shows how you can use your existing school district to help your business grow in a way you couldn’t do with a private company. You still have a school district that you can use to help your company with their money, so you can use that to help yourself.
I also think the use of the word “partners” is really a good one, because it shows that education finance is a real thing.
Its been a while since I’ve been involved in a school district, so I have no experience with districts so I won’t pretend I do, but I think the use of the word partnership is really a good one. I really do believe that partnerships exist and that they are a good thing.
Like with many other things, partnerships between people can be beneficial or harmful. Some partnerships might be beneficial, like the ones where a teacher teaches a class, and another teacher can help out with student-teacher-student, or a school helps a school, or so on and so forth.
Personally, I think that partnerships are a good thing because they are one way to get a school involved in other schools. The big problem, however, is that partnerships can also be a hindrance. I can’t think of any examples yet of a school that has a great deal of success in a partnership with another school.
Not to say that partnerships are a bad thing, but partnerships can also be a big problem. For example, two schools might work together to teach the same curriculum for the same class, but because no one has really thought about how they will teach the same curriculum, it’s not necessarily the same curriculum that they teach. A school could end up teaching the same curriculum in an unhealthy manner that gets in the way of the students.
I don’t think any of us ever had a problem with a school partnering with another school. We always felt that it was a good thing. However, I think the potential for a school to partner with another school is a problem. I think it’s possible for two schools to end up partnering with each other, with the school in the middle of the partnership.