Ads keep popping up promoting the benefits of online charter schools, such as personalized learning, more time to pursue other interests–and, of course, the fun of staying in pajamas all day. This since students can then take all their courses from the comforts of home.
Only one big glaring problem: A Stanford University Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that, on average, online charter students lose about 72 days of learning in reading and a whopping 180 days of math learning in a 180-days school year!
In other words, they wasted a whole lot of time in front of their computers, and what does that say about all the money these virtual schools collected from their respective school districts–your tax dollars?
Still a cyber charter school proponent?