|Cyber and Home School Charter Schools: Adopting Policy to New Forms of Public Schooling|
Uploaded by: Luis Huerta
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Luis A Huerta Collection, Organization & Leadership, Teachers College Faculty
Description/Abstract: Cyber and home school charter schools have silently become a prominent part of the charter school movement. These alternative school models differ from conventional schools by relying on parents and the Internet to deliver much of their curriculum and instruction while minimizing the use of personnel and physical facilities. This article examines how recent developments in California and Pennsylvania have resulted in public scrutiny of cyber and home school charters and led to considerable debate and demands for public accountability. Our findings outline the need to modify regulatory frameworks to accommodate cyber and home school charters, the consideration of the differing financial allocations for schools that operate with reduced personnel and facilities, and the division of financial responsibility between state and local educational agencies.