The Student Churn Rate

K12 Inc. recruits unsuited students, causing high turnover

  • “…a portrait emerges of a company that tries to squeeze profits from public school dollars by raising enrollment, increasing teacher workload and lowering standards. [P]roblems begin with intense recruitment efforts that fail to filter out students who are not suited for the program, which requires strong parental commitment and self-motivated students. Online schools typically are characterized by high rates of withdrawal.” Profits and Questions at Online Schools, The New York Times, December 12, 2011

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