Professional Scam Operation Great at Scamming, Not So Great at Teaching Kids

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A new study by Research for Action has found that Pennsylvania’s cyber-charter sector continues to yield subpar results on the state’s standardized tests.

Using the state’s recently released school performance profile data for 2013-14, RFA found the average School Performance Profile score for the cyber-charter sector was 48.9 – well below the averages for the state’s brick and mortar charters and traditional public schools.

To date, no cyber charter has earned a SPP of 70 or higher, the state Department of Education’s quality threshold.

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Proponents of cyber charter education have argued that broad-based comparisons to other sectors are misleading because their charters tend to serve a particularly vulnerable subset of the population.

In fact, cyber charters enroll a lower percentage of economically disadvantaged students than bricks-and-mortar charters, and they serve very few English language learners.

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3 Responses to Professional Scam Operation Great at Scamming, Not So Great at Teaching Kids

  1. Sean Kitchen says:

    But if we just loosened regulations and allow the free market to take over!

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  3. Julieann Wozniak says:

    We’re rib of Corbett; perhaps we can free ourselves of his campaign contributor.