Cyber Charter Schools
“None of the cyber charter schools met what the (Pennsylvania education) department’s threshold is for acceptable school performance,” notes the organization’s director of policy research.
Cyber-charters do have some physical locations, and students at the Achievement House cyber-charter resource center in Chester, Pa. viewed a virtual rally on their laptops.
There are 15 online “cyber” charters in Pennsylvania now, and six operators have applied to the state education department to run new ones.
Critics cite a number of weaknesses with the state’s existing cyber charter schools, and oppose any new ones.