Three simple truths about public education

BY: - September 24, 2012

Write, teacher and activist Paul Buchheit makes three clear, concise and compelling arguments about the state of American public education this morning at Common Dreams: We should assess teachers better before we hire them.  Budget cuts are the last thing we ought to be imposing on schools. Charter schools are an imaginary solution. You can read the […]

K12, Inc. under more scrutiny for high teacher caseloads

BY: - September 18, 2012

K12, Inc., the Virginia-based company in the midst of a court battle to open up a virtual charter school in North Carolina, is facing more scrutiny in Florida, this time over caseloads of up to 275 students per teacher. The high caseloads are for high school grades and were revealed in a confidential K12, Inc. […]

K12, Inc. faces Florida investigation

BY: - September 12, 2012

A for-profit virtual school company fighting to open a public school in North Carolina isaccused of violating state law in Florida by having teachers falsify attendance records. K12, Inc., a Virginia-based company that runs online-based public schools in 29 states, is under investigation by the Florida education department after several K12 teachers refused to sign […]

Judge’s decision on K12, Inc. virtual charter school coming Friday

BY: - June 26, 2012

A Wake Superior Court judge will announce his decision Friday on whether a virtual charter school should open this fall, after the N.C. Board of Education neglected to take up its application. The State Board of Education is asking Judge Abe Jones to set aside an administrative judge’s order and give the state board a […]

Virtual charter school on its way to N.C. opening

BY: - May 22, 2012

A for-profit company’s bid to corner a share of N.C.’s public education market turned into reality earlier this month when an administrative law ruled the school could open. In a May 8 ruling from the bench, Judge Beecher Gray, of the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, ruled in favor of N.C. Learns, a non-profit set […]

Virtual charter school company gets approval in Cabarrus (with update)

BY: - January 24, 2012

An education company backed by Wall Street investors is getting closer to opening for North Carolina students, a move that would allow taxpayer money to flow to the questionable education company without significant oversight or public input. The Cabarrus County Board of Education voted Monday night, in a 5-2 vote, to partner up with K12, […]