Virtual Charter School Accountability: What We Can Do Now

Virtual charter schools educate about 180,000 students in 23 states.2 That is a small sector within the charter movement, where students now number nearly three million, and a drop in the bucket compared to the 50 million students in K-12 schools countrywide. However, virtual charter school enrollments have been growing fast in some states. Many parents view the virtual option as a godsend—especially in cases where their children have failed to thrive in more traditional environments.