In still another lawsuit, K12 is sued for diverting students from one of its client public schools to its own on-line charter school.
In addition to running its own online schools, K12, Inc. sells on-line schooling to public schools, where a weekly meeting with a teacher is usually required. The school gets state funding and pays K12 for each student’s online access.
But K12 makes more money when the student is theirs, when the s/he signs up for one of their many online charter schools. In this case, the plaintiff, a former K12 employee in Lodi, California, says K12 diverted students from a public school program to its own charter school, costing him commissions.
For both sides of this suit, it’s all about money.