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Indiana: Virtual School Scams Taxpayers and Students; by Diane Ravitch

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Students and taxpayers are flee in every state that has authorized virtual charter schools; these  schools are marked by two characteristics: 1. They are very profitable. 2. The “education” they provide is abysmal. Typically, they have high attrition, low graduation rates, and low scores on state tests. The state fails to monitor them for quality.The School insists its students have high needs, blaming them for the dismal rates of completion and achievement.But it still has not explained why it collected millions of dollars for phantom students.Betsy DeVos strongly endorses Virtual Charter schools because they offer “choice.” Results and quality don’t matter."

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