Why Virtual Schools Are Struggling To Keep Up

Aug 2, 2016

The Georgia Cyber Academy is the state’s largest public school and one of the biggest virtual programs in the country. The academy received more than $80 million in public funding last year. But despite the investment, state officials gave the school a "D" grade after the school under performed in standardized testing. 

Guest host Adam Ragusea speaks with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ty Tagami about the reasons behind the rating and what this means for the school's future funding. Then, we talk with University of Maryland education policy professor Jennifer Rice about how education is funded and the unique challenges virtual schools face.