Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -
General News

Indiana: The Worst School In America? by Diane Ravitch

Quicklink Submitted By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  

View Ratings | Rate It


Author 40790

From pixabay.com: Free illustration: Road Sign, Attention, Note, Scam - Free Image
Free illustration: Road Sign, Attention, Note, Scam - Free Image ...960 -- 678 - 221k - jpg
(Image by pixabay.com)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

Free public money! Come and get it! Get rich quick on the taxpayer’s dimes and dollars! 'Diane Ravitch thinks  the Indiana Virtual Academy is a fraud. It operates for profit. The owner pockets millions of dollars in taxpayer money. It is an online charter, a cybercharter, a virtual charter.  It has a high school graduation rate of less than 10%. It recruits and markets heavily to lure students. It has 5,000 students. There is one teacher for every 222 students. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants many more schools like this. “Thomas Stoughton founded the school in 2011, taking advantage of a new law allowing Indiana charter schools to serve students exclusively over the internet, rather than in brick-and-mortar buildings. The school apparently has no oversight, no supervision. “In recent years, students have signed up in droves, responding to social media advertising campaigns.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At dianeravitch.net


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It


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...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   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
- Advertisement -