A friend forwarded this report to me on the California Virtual Academies (CAVA), managed by K12, Inc. It is a report from the group, In the Public Interest, and it is a scathing look into the way CAVA and K12 are intertwined.
But, is it accurate? According to K12, the report was conducted as leverage for the California Teachers Association (CTA) and their push to unionize the CAVA teachers.
I do appreciate the finding by In the Public Interest that the concept of virtual schooling is a great option for some students. Again, my concern is the concept and the implementation are becoming synonymous, so it is refreshing to see the two be separated in a report such as this.
Virtual schooling is a great option for the right student -- the one willing to put in the work, daily.