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New Research Indicates Virtual Education Not Making the Grade

A new report by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) on virtual schools “…suggests that some brakes ought to be put on the virtual education revolution,” according to a new story in the Washington Post.

“The virtual schools performance findings have been consistent throughout the seven annual NEPC reports. Full-time virtual and blended schools consistently fail to perform as well as district public schools. The virtual schools that produce the best results tend to be operated by school districts. Those that produce the worst results tend to be ones in which for-profit operators play a role,” report author Alex Molnar writes.

Read “New report on virtual education: ‘It sure sounds good. As it turns out, it’s too good to be true,’” by Valerie Strauss, Washington Post.

June 13, 2019