Recently, cyber schools have been attacked in the media and in the legislature as “too expensive” and “a drain on public education.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Our website CyberSchoolsSave.org is a new initiative that tells the true story of cyber schools’ successes, the students that attend these schools of choice, and the fight against proposed abritrary funding cuts.
Cyber schools break the one-size-fits-all education model, offering education customized to meet the schedule of both fast-past learners and those with unique needs. And cyber schools consume just one percent of Pennsylvania’s education budget.
Who are the kids taking advantage of the opportunity for choice in public education? You probably know some. There are more than 32,000 cyber school students in Pennsylvania alone.
Take Alyssa for example. Suffering from a severe case of scoliosis, repeated surgeries and long recovery times shut her out of the traditional classroom and put her education in danger. But there was hope for Alyssa in the flexible class schedule and accelerated learning options of cyber school. This spring, Alyssa plans to graduate with a 4.0 GPA—at the age of 16!
And there’s Hannah, for whom a cyber school education led to graduating in the top 5 percent of her class and being admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Watch the rest of her story at CyberSchoolsSave.org
We can’t save these schools from devastating funding cuts by ourselves—we need your help. Sign up and join hundreds of other concerned Pennsylvanians in telling our politicians to preserve the promise of cyber schools for 32,000 kids like Alyssa and Hannah.