Joe Schiavoni on Education
Protect students from failing online charter schools
Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni released the following statement regarding an audit of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT): "ECOT and other online schools have known since at least the beginning of 2015 that they were expected to document
when students logged on and logged off. That was clearly spelled out in instructions sent to e-schools regarding ODE's attendance review process. It's shameful that ECOT has the worst graduation rate in the nation while owing taxpayers $60 million.
Thankfully, the Department of Education is fulfilling its responsibility to protect students from failing online charter schools that seem more concerned about profits than graduation rates.
"While some online charter schools are doing a good job of
educating their students, the evidence is overwhelming that many are not. That's why I introduced Senate Bill 39 to bring more accountability and transparency to Ohio's online charter schools."
Source: OhioSenate.gov on Pennsylvania voting record SB39
, Mar 11, 2017
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