From Pine View Farm

Chartering a Course for Disaster 3

The San Jose Mercury-News investigates online charter schools in Cali and discovers that it’s all about the Benjamins. Here’s a bit (emphasis added). Follow the link for the rest.

Launched with fanfare and promise, online schools such as K12 are compiling a spotty record nationwide, but highly motivated students with strong parental support can succeed in them. In California, however, those students make up a tiny fraction of K12’s enrollment. The result — according to an extensive review of complaints, company records, tax filings and state education data — is that children and taxpayers are being cheated as the company takes advantage of a systemic breakdown in oversight by local school districts and state bureaucrats.

At the same time, K12’s heavily marketed school model has been lucrative, helping the company rake in more than $310 million in state funding over the past 12 years, as well as enriching sponsoring school districts, which have little stake in whether the students succeed.

Why am I not surprised?



  1. Gerald

    April 21, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Yet …they continue to tell US(America) NOT to believe our lying eyes!

    As they continue to commodity our children for enormous profit!

  2. Frank

    April 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This is what happens when “monetizing” becomes its own thing.

  3. Racer X

    April 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

    “Why am I not surprised?”

    Because you are not in on the grift…I am sure if you were getting a piece of the action you’d not only be surprised but you’d be in full-fledged denial.