The for-profit online educator knew of teacher certification problems in Florida for years.
Trevor Aaroson and John O'Connor: Citing a story by FCIR and StateImpact Florida, Brown sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking for the federal inquiry.
John O'Connor and Trevor Aaronson: Many Florida school districts have no way to know whether K12 students are actually being taught by properly certified teachers.
Trevor Aaronson and John O'Connor: The Florida Department of Education has launched an investigation of K12, the nation’s largest online educator, over allegations the company uses uncertified teachers and has asked employees to help cover up the practice.
With no government regulations, online high schools can be costly pursuits.