Fla. bill would expand virtual learning to out-of-state providers

04/7/2013 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Florida lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow students to take courses from online providers in other counties and states. These virtual companies then could seek funding from the state, rather than through contracts with local school districts. Supporters say these changes would place the state on the leading edge of 21st-century learning and expand student choice, but opponents counter that they serve to privatize public education.

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