The latest volley across the bow of virtual schools has been fired with the release of a new report by The Center for Public Education, a research arm of the National School Boards Association.
In "Searching for the Reality of Virtual Schools,"
the researchers expressed acceptance of the fact that the use of online
courses is accelerating in America at the same time they bemoaned a
lack of clarity around virtual school costs, outcomes, and
accountability. However, at least two observers from the virtual school
side of education wondered if the report isn't really just a chance for
public school advocates to take potshots at alternatives to traditional