January 29, 2024 2:28 pm

Montana Board of Public Ed takes up new charter schools, including one with for-profit company

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By Keila Szpaller

Research by the Network for Public Education, which argues for-profit entities use online charters to “prey on the most vulnerable students,” indicates learning outcomes are poor compared to charters run by districts. The Network has a mission to strengthen public schools.

An analysis of online schools nationwide in reading and math found 37.8% of district-run online schools had acceptable proficiency compared to just 20% of privately-run online charters, according to the Network.

You can read Keila Szpaller’s piece in the Daily Montanan here.