The Quick & the Ed, in a follow up article show that Ohio's E-Schools are in serious academic trouble.
This situation has been highlighted before, by others. About six months ago, Innovation Ohio produced a report and stated
"At a time when Ohio's traditional schools are seeing unprecedented state cuts, most Ohioans have no idea how shockingly bad Ohio's e-schools are and how much state money is being funneled to the for-profit operators who run them."
Around the same time, the Governor's educztion Czar was asked “What is your vision of the future?”. His answer
- Technology will be integrated in such a way to personalize education via “mass customization.”
- Whole group classroom instruction — a teacher addressing an entire class — will be rare if nonexistent.
- Adult success will be judged in terms of student success.
- The use of technology and improved management will make education much more cost effective.
He should probably take a look at the failing E-Schools if he thinks simply adding more technology and removing teachers from classrooms is some panacea to quality education. It clearly isn't.