There is a debate nationwide over the effectiveness of online education, and Oklahoma isn’t immune to it. Here, enrollment in virtual schools is booming, but the schools are performing poorly. There are also questions about the companies that run these schools and their financial practices.
Opponents to online education say the state should stop supporting virtual schools until there’s more information about them. But, others say they are vital to certain types of students.
Throughout middle school, Toby Carter’s teachers struggled to keep him challenged.