Bloomberg news has an extensive article on K12 Inc and the myriad problems that their charter schools are facing across the country. The article even features a former marketing director of K12 Inc. who goes on the record with criticism about the company putting profits ahead of education. The former executive, Houston Tucker, makes an allegation made by public education advocates for years: that K12’s brand of digital learning is focused on profits and not serving the 130,000 students that it’s supposed to serve.
The for-profit, publicly traded, virtual charter school operator, K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), is on probation for poor academic achievement and failure to meet state standards in Massachusetts in Massachusetts by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Not only is academic performance a major issue, but the state Education Board is also reviewing affiliated companies […]