Watchdog.org: On Capitol Hill, parents share virtual success stories

By Emily Leayman In light of growing skepticism of virtual schools’ value, parents from 27 states gathered in Washington, D.C., this week to make sure lawmakers know that the increasingly controversial educational choice has helped many of them overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Stay-at-home mom Aley Minton’s 13-year-old son has dyslexia; he started fifth grade at the first-grade level. Since…