One of the most discussed education issues in Harrisburg this year has been cyber charter schools. It might also be the least understood.
For months, legislators have clashed over basic facts and tough policy questions. What exactly are cyber schools? How are they funded? How much should they cost? How should we hold them accountable? And, most importantly, are they a good educational option?
We believe that good policy always starts with great research. With that in mind, I am pleased to share PennCAN’s latest issue brief—Freedom to Succeed: Making Cyber Charter Schools Work.
In it, we address some of the misconceptions about cyber schools and offer policy recommendations to increase accountability and ensure fair funding.
We believe that, when held to high standards, technology can be an incredibly powerful educational tool to serve the...