Online Schools Score Better on Wall Street Than in Classrooms – NYTimes.com

Online Schools Score Better on Wall Street Than in Classrooms – NYTimes.com.

Profits and Questions at Online Charter Schools

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing.

Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. Nearly 50 percent trail in reading. A third do not graduate on time. And hundreds of children, from kindergartners to seniors, withdraw within months after they enroll.

By Wall Street standards, though, Agora is a remarkable success that has helped enrich K12 Inc., the publicly traded company that manages the school. And the entire enterprise is paid for by taxpayers.

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