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Corrupt Cybercharters: Ban Them All!

04 Jan

Indiana’s publicly funded, private sector, virtual corporate charter schools only graduated 2% – Two percent – of their 1,009 – one-thousand-and-nine seniors. That was a graduation class of 20 out of 1,009, and this virtual charter school takes money away from real brick-and-mortar publicly funded public schools. Why does Indiana let this virtual charter school stay in business?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Shaina Cavazos of Chalkbeat in Indiana reports on the startling graduation rate of Indiana’s publicly funded virtual charter school: 2%. Two percent.

“About 2 percent of Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy’s 1,009 seniors graduated, putting the school’s graduation rate below just two others — a school that caters to students with significant intellectual and behavioral disabilities and an adult high school that enrolls only a couple dozen students each and graduated no students last year. Across the state, the vast majority of schools graduate at least three-quarters of their senior students.”

Do you remember when charter advocates promised that charters would be more successful, more innovative, and more accountable than public schools? They are not. For-profit Virtual Charter Schools are scams. They are a waste of money. They are a public embarrassment. Why are they allowed to open?

Peter Greene explains here about this Indiana cybercharter, which buys its existence…

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