Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News   

Editorial: Can ECOT saga please end now? - Opinion - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   2 comments, 4 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)


(Image by pixabay.com)   Details   DMCA

This is the sad story of ECOT — the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio’s largest online charter school, initially held great promise —  online technology to allow students to learn from home, but ECOT has the lowest graduation rate in the nation. It cheated the public of millions of dollars. Since its founding in 2000, the school consistently billed the state for students whose participation it could not document.    The State Brd of Ed required ECOT to repay $60 millio.  This upset the owner. who sued the state and its taxpayers, claiming the education department has no right to look under the hood,. Fortunately, this argument was rejected by both the Franklin County Common Pleas Court and Court of Appeals. The case now is before the Ohio Supreme Court.”How much longer will the taxpayers of Ohio allow this “school” to collect millions for students who never participated in class?

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.dispatch.com

 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Other Series: View All 790 Articles in "Public ignorance & those who use this"