Inside the $1 Million Fight to Hold South Carolina’s For-Profit Virtual Charter Schools Accountable

The 74
by Beth Hawkins

Michael Barbour, an associate professor of instructional design at Touro University California, has written extensively about virtual and for-profit schools.

“I’ve said it many times: When you are operating schools on a business model, they become widgets and the bottom-line thinking becomes, ‘How can I maximize profits for this widget?’ ” he told The 74.

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