Express-Times: Trust parents, not a flawed study, to judge cyber schools | Letter

The Express-Times’ Nov. 1 editorial, “Pa. must demand accountability from cyber charter schools,” bases its entire opinion on one side of the issue. Like the unfair Stanford University Center for Research on Education Outcomes, you failed to talk to parents who send their children to virtual schools. Just days ago, President Obama addressed concerns about over-testing…

STATEMENT FROM BETH PURCELL, PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG; SCHOOL CHOICE ADVOCATE AND SOUTH CAROLINA PARENT

Every single child deserves equal opportunity to get a great education, regardless of how much money their parents make, their neighborhood, or their situation in life. Giving families options is critical to our children’s success. The more options we give parents, the more opportunities there are for our children to succeed. It’s important for us…