Temple prof: Pa. cyber charters turning huge profits, sending tax dollars out of state

Fewer teachers. No school building. No heating bill. Same cost.

You’d think Pennsylvania’s 16 cyber-charter schools, which teach home-based students via the Web, would spend a lot less per student than bricks and mortar schools.

Not so.

They collect as much money per student as the state’s brick-and-mortar charter schools. Despite a call from Governor Tom Corbett to do otherwise, the state still doesn’t ask how much it actually costs to educate students in cyber-charters to proficiency standards (nor does it, actually, for any of its schools).

Por cá, já há estudos-piloto que… podem dar para o bem ou para o torto.