A recent article in The Gazette touted the many “benefits” of virtual academies.
However, Carroll School Superintendent Greg Smith failed to give the whole story. Comparing parent-directed home school to public virtual school is like comparing breastfeeding to infant formula, which is an inferior, watered-down version with the real risks hidden.
When parents enroll their child in a full-time, virtual school, they sign away much of their parental right to direct their child's education.
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