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Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.: Uncertain Private Ventures in Need of Public Regulation

Policy Brief - Oct 25, 2011

Author(s) - Gene V Glass and Kevin G. Welner (Policy Brief) Justin Bathon (Model Legislation)

This policy brief focuses on virtual schooling, the fastest growing alternative to traditional K-12 education in the U.S.. The expansion in virtual schools (especially full-time virtual schools) is taking place despite the absence of any data on the effectiveness of full-time cyber programs and with little government oversight. The authors offer recommendations for state legislators and other policymakers. These recommendations are contained in model legislation which accompanies the policy brief.