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California Virtual Academies: Is online charter school network cashing in on failure?

 


The TV ads pitch a new kind of school where the power of the Internet allows gifted and struggling students alike to "work at the level that's just right for them" and thrive with one-on-one attention from teachers connecting through cyberspace. Thousands of California families, supported with hundreds of millions in state education dollars, have bought in.

But the Silicon Valley-influenced endeavor behind the lofty claims is leading a dubious revolution. The growing network of online academies, operated by a Virginia company traded on Wall Street called K12 Inc., is failing key tests used to measure educational success.

http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_29777973/is-online-school-cashing-failure

 

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