Virtual School Meanderings

June 21, 2016

Report – A Call To Action To Improve The Quality Of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools

So last week there was a report released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, and the 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now entitled:

A Call To Action To Improve The Quality Of Full-Time Virtual Charter Public Schools

http://www.publiccharters.org/publications/call-action-improve-quality-full-time-virtual-charter-public-schools/
https://www.scribd.com/doc/315811016/VirtualReport-Web614

In reading the news items that I have seen about this report thus far, it seems that these charter school lobby organizations came to the conclusion that full-time virtual charter schools were not providing a quality education following the CREDO report this past Fall.  I find this funny, consider that the annual NEPC virtual schooling reports since 2013 have found the same thing – granted, so have legislative audits and the work of investigative journalists going back to 2006.

Maybe if charter school advocates could get past the fact of where the funding for organizations like the NEPC come from – or, alternatively, consider where the funding for the reports that support their foregone conclusions generally come from…  Oh what a wonderful world it would be…

Anyway, some of the news items that I have seen on these reports include:

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