Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2013: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence

Alex Molnar, Gary Miron, Luis Huerta, Jennifer King Rice, Larry Cuban, Brian Horvitz,Charisse Gulosino, Sheryl Rankin Shafer. “Virtual Schools in the U.S. 2013: Politics, Performance, Policy, and Research Evidence.”  National Education Policy Center.  May 2, 2013.  Retrieved from:  http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/virtual-schools-annual-2013

This national study, which comprehensively reviews 311 virtual schools operating in the United States, finds serious and systemic problems with the nation’s full-time cyber schools. Despite virtual schools’ track record of students falling behind their peers academically or dropping-out at higher rates, states and districts continue to expand virtual schools and online offerings to students, at high cost to taxpayers.

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