Will Ohio Investigate K12 Online For-Profit Charters? | Diane Ravitch’s blog

Will Ohio Investigate K12 Online For-Profit Charters? | Diane Ravitch’s blog

Will Ohio Investigate K12 Online For-Profit Charters?

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Stephen Dyer raises the question about whether Ohio[2] will follow in Florida’s path and open an investigation of the K12 for-profit school. In Ohio, K12 has classes of 51 students to a single teacher even though it is paid to have a ratio of 20:1.

That is way profitable for K12, though not for the students.

Dyer’s article includes a link to a story about the sharp drop in K12′s stock price that occurred after news of the Florida investigation broke. That story points out that K12 is under investigation in Georgia as well as Florida.

You do have to wonder at what point Secretary of Education Arne Duncan might speak out against the poor quality of online for-profit charter schools and other for-profit entrepreneurs that raid school budgets and produce terrible results. Will he?

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