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

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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.

Listen 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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