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Controversial article about profit-making in US Virtual schools

Friday, 28 September 2012
Portland in Maine

The Portland Press Herald, a daily broadsheet with a circulation of about 50,000 and serving the largest and principal commercial city in the state of Maine recently published a highly controversial report on motives behind publicly funded virtual schools in the state claiming that Maine's digital education agenda is being guided behind the scenes by out-of-state companies that stand to profit on the changes and stating that the online education companies that wish to operate Maine’s virtual schools divert precious public education dollars into profits and dividends while providing education of dubious quality.

The story is based on more than 1000 pages of documents obtained by a public records request and can be accessed here.

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