Democracy Prep Charter School founder Seth Andrew has been nominated for a Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education Award for his work with his charter school network. The Democracy Prep Charter Schools post higher math and reading scores than comparable schools. The network’s success has been recognized by the federal government which granted a $9.2 million grant to the network to expand its size.
Andrew spoke to the NY Daily News about the Democracy Prep Charter Schools’ curriculum’s heavy focus on civic engagement and government participation:
“The goal is to prepare students to become responsible citizens. We want them to go to college and change the world.”