For years, privatizing education has been a hobby horse for conservatives of all stripes. But they met with little success until very recently. What accounts for the sudden change in fortune? As Lee Fang reports in this week’s issue, under the banner of high-tech innovations and cost-cutting efficiency, privatization warriors have scored a number of significant victories in the past year, pushing over a dozen reforms through state legislatures. In the interactive map above, click on the highlighted states to see which bills reforming online coursework, charter schools and online schools made it into law in 2010 and 2011.
Legislative changes to:
Online coursework Charter schools Online schools
Both charter schools and online schools Online coursework, charter schools and online schools