Charter School Advocates Go After Virtual Schools

By Andrew Pillow

Virtual Schools have been controversial since their inception. Their poor performance hasn’t helped. However, now virtual schools are even under attack from their cousins, charter schools.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers gave a set of recommendations around virtual schools.

The recommendations include guidance around authorizing, test standards, and audits.

Read more here. (via: US News)

Read the full set of recommendations here.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.