by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
There is a long line of folks who have questioned the academic performance and quality of schools operated by online education company K12. Yesterday, K12 received some vindication. The lead plaintiff in a class action securities lawsuit against K12 “voluntarily and permanently dismissed the claims it made about the academic performance and educational quality of K12-managed schools.” In other words, substantial discovery showed that claims of academic improprieties were without merit.
I doubt that this will deter opponents. Those folks will do everything in their power to keep online charters out of North Carolina.