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The High Price of For-Profit Education and Jeb Bush

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Donald Cohen

Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education has been a long-time booster of K12 Inc.'s expansion, education and business model.

Online, For-Profit Charter Industry Turns On Itself

Capital and Main | Bill Raden | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

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Protecting Students in Online Schools

Capital & Main | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Capital & Main

I have worked for CAVA for eight years -- since my oldest son was nine months old. For several years I recommended CAVA to homeschooling friends and colleagues with young children. Then things began to change.

From Junk Bonds to Junk Schools: Cyber Schools Fleece Taxpayers for Phantom Students and Failing Grades

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mary Bottari

For K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, it's all about "educational liberty." "Kids have been shackled to their brick-and-mortar school down the block for too long," he puffs. Packard himself is "shackled" to the big bucks.

Audio Recordings Shed Light On Florida Teacher Scandal

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting/StateImpact Florida | Trevor Aaronson and John O’Connor | Posted 05.13.2013 | Miami

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and StateImpact Florida have obtained internal emails and a recording of a company meeting that provide...

For-Profit Ed Company Slammed With Lawsuit For Manipulating Tax Dollars

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Dozens of former employees cla...

Online Charter Schools Spend Millions On Advertising

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

An analysis by USA Today has revealed that 10 of the largest online charter schools spent an estimated $94.4 million in taxpayer dollars on advertisin...

'Flex Model' Education Builds Student Independence Through Flexibility, Support

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Katie Ash | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

San Francisco and Morgan Hill, Calif. -- Connor Kearns did not expect to spend his junior year thinking about college. "In 7th grade, I thought I mig...

Judge: NC Online Charter School Can't Open Without State Approval

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

By Wade Rawlins RALEIGH, N.C., June 29 (Reuters) - A judge said on Friday that a private company cannot open the first online charter ...

Corporate-Backed Lobbyists Are Behind 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law, which lets you shoot someone you consider threatening without facing arrest, let alone prosecution, so...