How to earn ownership
We want you to lead and leverage this network to grow your vision of education. London will look different to New York, which will look different to Taipei. Co-ownership enables you to grow your city and be rewarded for it.
We share ownership with our contributors based on your 3 core actions. Doing these actions rewards you with phantom shares in City as a School which are priced 1-1 with our normal shares. Watch our walkthrough video to submit your actions.
Action 1: Refer 3 Teachers = 50 shares
Refer 3 new teachers get 50 shares. They must teach a paid class within 2 months of signing up.
Action 2: Learner Placements = TBD
Connect a City as a School learner at a work or internship opportunity. Verify their new placement by recording a video with the employer
Action 3: Teach a Class = TBD
List your offerings using the City as a School app and teach to gain ownership. The more you use it the more your earn.
We’re exploring how we can also open-source our technology and become the de-facto learning ecosystem infrastructure at national levels in multiple countries.
Our goal is to create a organisation where there’s an opportunity for teachers and education providers to become financially independent. Teachers have one of the toughest, impactful and fulfilling, jobs: they should be rewarded for it.
How to Vote: 4 phases of Governance
When we have big decisions to make as a network we will use the Radical x Change voice process.
Step 1 - Form a group:
The best ideas happen when people brainstorm and work together. Join the City as a school slack channel to share and discuss ideas about how to improve the network with other
City as a School users. Once there is consensus on a change, you can write (or contribute to) a proposal. Book an onboarding call to join the discussion in slack.
Step 2 - Explore a shared problem:
Voice makes it easy to explore a shared problem, identifying and building on areas of consensus. Everyone’s voice is heard in a Pol.is conversation. Users can share thoughts, feelings, opinions, values, facts, or principles they feel are relevant. There are no replies or threads, so disagreements don’t derail the agenda. Users iterate on comments they don’t quite agree with, and thereby ideas evolve toward consensus. Pol.is outputs meaningful data about which comments built consensus and which were divisive.
Step 3 - Identify actionable compromises:
Ballot construction is decentralized. A ballot of actionable options for the group is constructed from user submissions in the Pol.is conversation. An appointed curator ensures that the proposals are coherent. Users can reject the ballot if they disapprove of the curation. A shared decision is reached using Quadratic Voting (QV). With QV, users can express the magnitude of their preferences, which means apathetic majorities don’t swing decisions.
Step 4 - Results and Action:
The final phase of governance is the Execution Period. This is a phase where the community conducts a final technical review and ensures the successful implementation of approved proposals. As the City as a School network continues to decentralize, more control is expected to be placed in the hands of its users, and additional new, organic forms of governance are expected to develop within the network.