Charter Schools

PA's Online Charter Schools Tout Their Value

Online education options are a good choice for many

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Cyber-charter school leaders say they offer a clear alternative to local school districts — and the expertise to provide the best online education.

"People are looking for a choice, not a cyber appendage to a brick-and-mortar school district," said Dr. Timothy Daniels, CEO of Achievement House Cyber Charter School, Exton.

Daniels and other cyber-charter chiefs criticize district cyber programs that rely on outside vendors for curriculum and in some cases, teachers, calling them "cyber school in a box."

Some cyber-charter CEOs accuse school districts of showing more interest in saving money than delivering quality online programs.