Susan Scrivner and her daughters, Rebecca and Hattie Scrivner, attended the School Choice Week rally Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Des Moines. The family is one of thousands in Iowa benefitting from alternatives to traditional public school, but it’s not as different as some might think.
“It’s public school,” said Scrivner of the Iowa Connections Academy, an online program with tests, teachers and video sessions involving classmates. “It’s kind of like a regular class. They just do it through the internet.”