Mon October 3, 2011

Why are Colorado’s Online K-12 Students Failing? A Conversation with I-News Reporters

An investigative report by I-News, a Colorado-based in-depth news consortium, shows that taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on virtual schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students.

KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with reporters Burt Hubbard and Nancy Mitchell about their 10-months investigation, which found that online schools produce three times as many dropouts as they do graduates. When these students leave, millions of dollars are staying with virtual schools for students who are no longer attending online classes.