Has One Georgia County’s ‘Virtual’ Alternative School Failed Troubled Students?

In an experiment lasting one school year, Clayton County, Ga. handed out laptops to its most challenged students and sent them home to learn in a new “virtual” school. As the school administrators prepare to update the school board, parents, teachers and others are convinced the experiment came at a high cost to many of the school district’s most academically challenged students.

Clayton CountyListen to the complete report from 2011 Soros Justice Media Fellow Chandra Thomas-Whitfield. The story originally aired on Atlanta NPR affiliate WABE and was produced by WABE’s Jim Burrus.


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