Online charter schools -- public schools in disguise
A home-school advocate is warning parents about online charter schools.
The idea of free computer equipment and free books may sound good to some home-schooling parents, but Chris Klicka -- senior counsel with the Home School Legal Defense Association -- has dire warnings for parents looking into online charter schools.
"The virtual charter schools are public schools, by definition," he explains. "When a child enrolls in a virtual charter school, they [sic] become a public school student and they have to play by the public school rules....