Educational Technology

October 12, 2017

DeVos champions online charter schools: Pennsylvania’s virtual charters have a 48 % graduation rate

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Politico

 

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has touted online learning as a school-choice solution for rural America, saying that virtual charter schools provide educational options that wouldn’t otherwise exist. But in Pennsylvania, an early adopter where more than 30,000 kids log into virtual charter schools from home most days, the graduation rate is a dismal 48 percent. Not one virtual charter school meets the state’s “passing” benchmark. And the founder of one of the state’s largest virtual schools pleaded guilty to a tax crime last year.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/08/education-betsy-devos-online-charter-schools-poor-results-243556

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