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Profitable Online Schools Yield Sub-Par Results for Students

Schools like the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school based in Ohio, make huge profits on diverted federal and state funding, but experts say these online schools have not lived up to expectations.

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Schools like the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school headquartered in Ohio, make huge profits on diverted federal and state funding for its students, but experts say these online schools have not lived up to expectations. The profit margin may not be as alarming to education advocates if graduation rates were not consistently poor. While the nationwide average holds at around 82 percent, the average for online schools is less than half that figure. (The New York Times)

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