Powerful special interests are trying to kill Oregon’s budding virtual school sector. Several online charter schools have enrolled thousands of students from around the state, and the trend seems destined to continue – unless Senate Bill 767 makes its way to the Governor’s desk.
Cascade’s Christina Martin writes about this ominous development that threatens to squelch learning opportunities for many children.
Now, watch three of these children tell you in their own words what virtual schooling means to them. Their videos were entered in Cascade’s Oregon School Choice Video Contest.
4th grader Justin attends virtual school from Bend
2nd grader Emma attends virtual school from Bend
4th grader Ben attends virtual school from Central Point
Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.