Forum: The Promise and Pitfalls of Virtual Charter Schools

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Forum: The Promise and Pitfalls of Virtual Charter Schools

Virtual_Charters_By_the_NumbersThe debate over virtual charter schools continues over at Education Next, with a forum titled The Promise and Pitfalls of Virtual Charter Schools. There, Greg Richmond, president and CEO of NACSA and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart explore whether today’s virtual charter schools are as bad as their reputation suggests and what, if any, are their virtues. We encourage you to read both pieces, which present a reasoned policy debate on the issue.

Check out our infographic, which highlights some of the performance stats that Greg highlights in his piece (click to enlarge).


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