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posted: 3/31/2013 4:40 AM

How can we trust virtual school plan?

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I have attended the board meetings at school District 159 in Aurora and District 101 in Batavia to hear representatives from K12 Inc. and the Virtual Charter School present their proposal to open a charter school in the Fox Valley.

These representatives -- including Eric Kohn, Virtual Charter School treasurer, and Tamara Carpenter, K12 Inc. VP of School Development -- cannot seem to answer vital questions about finances, special education ELL students, student retention and grades that were sent to them in advance.

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It was apparent that both school boards and administrations had spent countless hours preparing these questions and researching the organizations, and taking this matter as seriously as they should.

On the other hand, K12 and the Virtual Charter School were unprepared and uninformed.

If they can't prepare to defend their reasons why they should be allowed divert tax dollars from local schools to fund a virtual charter school, run by a for-profit organization in this area, then how can we believe that they can manage a school to educate our students?

Howard Miller

Batavia

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