The following is a brief excerpt from an article in the Orlando Sentinel regarding a study of Florida Virtual School.
|The Florida Virtual School is a good deal for Florida taxpayers. That is the view of Florida Tax Watch, which recently did a study on student performance and cost effectiveness at the virtual school. The conclusion? Virtual school students perform better than their traditional counterparts and cost the state less because their school doesn’t need buses or buildings. posted by LesliePostal on Nov 9, 2007 6:39:00 AM|
The article is referring to a recent report by Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance and Accountability.
While the results of this study, not surprisingly, focus on student outcomes with regard to economic efficiency, it is striking to note the remarkable lack of such words as “innovation” within the study. While the study’s focus is efficiency, it seems like another example of traditional structures being replicated in an online world.