A very important post from Diane Ravitch, historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University, and champion of public education:
Today, the North Carolina Board of Education will vote on whether to permit for-profit online corporations to enroll children as young as five.
I hope they reject this terrible proposal, for the following reasons:
1. Online home-schooling is developmentally inappropriate for young children.
2. Study after study has shown that students who get their schooling from online corporations have lower test scores and lower graduation rates than students in real schools.
3. Every student who enrolls in an online school takes money away from a community public school that does a better job.
4. For-profit schooling profits the corporation, not the kids.