Our Reasons for Chalk

We understand that teaching and learning are deeply human undertakings, and we support professionals in bringing personalized education to every student.
teacher looking over students working on an activity at a table

Why: To give every child an equal opportunity to participate in the future.

Educational attainment has a clear effect on future income and life expectancy but the current model of education has not allowed children to realize their potential. This means the opportunity to fully participate in the future remains out of reach for many. Equal opportunity in education means that the system shouldn’t hold you back or leave you behind. It shouldn’t rely on rote memorization to teach fundamental skills. Instead, the system needs to accommodate your needs to give you the best chance to succeed. A future where more people are given the chance to succeed and participate is a future where we are all better off.

How: By empowering educators.

A high-quality education is one that captures the imagination, engages the learner, and builds on skills instead of rote memorization. This kind of education cannot be automated nor mass produced; it must be nurtured by a professional dedicated to the needs of each student. Although there are many factors that affect student outcomes, the most direct and powerful are controlled by educators. Empowering teachers improves the system and is the key to bringing quality education to all, and to giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate in the future.

What: Through defining and living the values each one of us hold at Chalk.