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Online, For-Profit Charter Industry Turns On Itself

Capital and Main | Bill Raden | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

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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.

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...

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 ...

Crisis In Chester Upland: Putting Private Profits Above Student Success

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

While the sad saga of the Chester Upland district seems unique, it actually reflects some troubling trends that are all too common in public education today.

Online Schools Score Better On Wall Street Than In Classrooms

The New York Times | Stephanie Saul | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. N...

How Online Learning Companies Bought America's Schools

The Nation | Lee Fang | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.   If the national movement to "reform" public educat...

Oregon House Passes Bill Expanding Online Charter Schools

Posted 08.22.2011 | Education

A bill that would give way to mounting online charter school enrollment in Oregon caused a clash so significant that it halted action on a large packa...