Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 16 April 2007, State budget could restrict virtual charter schools Two virtual charter schools were prepared to start teaching hundreds of Indiana students this fall – but some lawmakers want to stop them from opening their online doors. …A state budget plan drafted by Democrats who control the House would ban all virtual charter schools, including Indiana Connections Academy and the Indiana Virtual Charter School. …
The Indiana Virtual Charter School plans to get its lessons from K12, a company that provides materials to 25,000 students nationwide.
“Profit’s not a dirty word,” Brumbarger said. “They’re bringing a lot of experience to the table.”
Profit is not a dirty word, but the behind-the-scenes work to piggyback on the homeschooling concept, and starting up businesses in as many states as possible while using homeschoolers to represent the virtual businesses to legislators, is tacky.
If a “lot of experience” is what is wanted, then Calvert ought to be a better choice. Calvert is 110 years old, as is the American School. Other names I remember from my early homeschooling days are Laurel Springs and Oak Meadow.
posted by Valerie