Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Obama presses the buttons of online ed community

More details are coming out about Obama's education platform, and supporters of online education are miffed at the Senator's skepticism of virtual schools.

A memo from the Obama camp posted by Ed Week said the Illinois senator disagrees with McCain's idea to offer scholarships for online courses and to develop virtual schools saying they would be difficult for states to supervise.

“Many online schools are for-profit ventures and may siphon money away from public schools,” the Obama campaign memo said.

GuidetoOnlineSchools.com called his stance "unsophisticated."

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