Should virtual public charter schools be required by the state to provide Learning Coaches if parents or other adults are not able to work with at home virtual public school students? A subcommittee of the State Board of Education thinks so and has added the provision to a re-worked contract that would also require online public charters to provide computer equipment and internet connections for students who could not afford them.
Last I checked NC Virtual Public School (NCVPS) does not provide at home Learning Coaches, nor had any plans to do so. Many educators and administrators constantly say they want public schools to have the same flexibility as charter schools. OK, we’ll wait for NCVPS to sign up for at-home Learning Coaches. See how that fits in the budget
This is just another example of onerous, unjustified regulations, and why the process for authorizing charters needs to be changed.