Push for virtual education estimated to be costly in Texas

05/6/2013 | Dallas Morning News (free content), The

A proposal to require all Texas students in grades 6-12 to take at least one course online would have cost the state more than $1 billion over two years -- a price tag that has led to a change in the proposed legislation. Now, lawmakers are considering a proposal to expand virtual courses, including to private and home-school students, at a cost of about $200 million over the next two years.

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