This showed up in my inbox on Friday. Again I find it interesting that there is still no reference to the model legislation drafted by Justin Bathon.
Dear iNACOL Members,
I hope you received my note last week announcing the release of our “Statement of Principles for Model Legislation in States”, guidance for lawmakers as they craft policies around online and blended learning. This effort, created in collaboration with many within our membership, will be a valuable tool as we communicate with state and local leaders. It has received tremendous feedback. Thank you!
You may have seen, too, that separate model legislation focused on the use of technology in education was produced this week by another organization, The Alliance for Excellent Education. While some of our work was cited within this model law, iNACOL was not a part of its writing. In fact, we continue to work with them to address our concerns – as well as concerns expressed to us by members – over its highly prescriptive nature, among other issues.
Should you also wish to comment, AEE has set up an email address for public response – firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage members and colleagues throughout the industry to copy us on their notes in order to maintain a running “pulse check” from the field.
Please let us know if we can answer any questions you might have.
President & CEO
I wonder if it could be because for all of the talk about high quality, iNACOL is unwilling to recommend limiting the growth of its for-profit members to manageable levels that they can service in an effective manner or tying funding to student performance (I mean afterall, online learning DOES equal high quality learning). However, instead we have to ideologically neo-liberal organizations trying to come together on how best to carve up the public education pie.