OPINION: Virtual schools are successful and have faced unfair scrutiny

I am a high school English teacher for the South Carolina Virtual Charter School.  Our school is in its 10th year and is staffed by highly qualified, state-certified teachers, many with advanced degrees and/or National Board Certification. We are proudly considered a pioneer in virtual education. 

While the benefits and pros of virtual education outshine most skepticism, virtual schools have been the target of unfair comparison and expectations. The South Carolina Virtual Charter School currently experiences the same iniquitous scrutiny from the state charter school district who claims the school is “poor performing” and “failing.” This is untrue and the story of our school’s shining achievements and success must be shared. 

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