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New York Times runs article raises questions about virtual schooling

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

A recent article by Stephanie Saul in the New York Times (December 12 2011) asks a number of significant questions about the value of online schooling particularly when the management of online schools is in the hands of for-profit organisations. Describing significant revenue streams while embracing far from innovative teaching methods, several specific schools come in for significant criticism. This article paints a far from rosy picture of many virtual schools in the US although it is worth pointing out that the main bone of contention in the article seems to be with sommercal organisations running these schools on a for-profit basis. Read the full article.

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