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    The Houston Chronicle has an article about a virtual charter. Typically, the reporter confuses this with homeschooling.

    Eagle Academies, which has a spotty record running 14 charter schools, wants to take its curriculum of individualized learning to home-schooled students. The Lewisville-based nonprofit is seeking state approval to operate a statewide virtual school that could reach as many as 3,000 students at a potential cost of $15 million.

    No, no, a thousand times no. All is not lost, however; one member of the TX State Board of Education “gets” it.

    Terri Leo, a member of the State Board of Education, said she’s not convinced that computerized learning is a valid education model. “The home-schoolers I know would not choose to do the virtual charter school. They wouldn’t want to put their kid in front of a computer all day long,” said Leo, R-Spring.

    Give that woman a cigar.

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