Cyber Schools Are Failing, So Why Are They Expanding?, that discusses recent findings from a study conducted by the National Education Policy Center.
The study laments the ongoing performance of cyber, or virtual, schools across the country, and singles out K12, Inc. and Connections Academy. The graph shown in the article though demonstrates the rapid growth in enrollment at these virtual schools (now over 250,000) since their inception in spite of all of this evidence.
This takes us back to the title of the article: Cyber Schools Are Failing, So Why Are They Expanding?
The answer: Parents are unhappy, and the last time I checked happiness was not an empirical concept but an emotional one.
Perhaps we should spend as much time in the educational experience of students/families as we do in the empirical evidence world.