Philadelphia Getting into the Cyber School Business

Pennsylvania’s two biggest cyber charter school operators–Agora and PA Cyber–are involved in federal corruption allegations. So depending on how you look at it, the news that the Philadelphia Public School District is getting in the cyber school business is either really good or really bad news. On the one hand, there seem to be systemic problems with the way cyber schools operate, and their efficacy is dubious. On the other hand, William Hite and the PPSD project 75% of the new cyber school students will have been wrested away from those schools. In addition, they say these schools will cost less and provide more classroom assistance than typically allowed. Wonder what ole cyber charter expert Rick Santorum thinks of this. Perhaps we should expect column in World Net Daily? [Newsworks]