The for-profit online educator knew of teacher certification problems in Florida for years.
John O'Connor and Trevor Aaronson: A state inquiry found that online educator K12 Inc. employed three teachers in Florida who lacked proper certification to teach some subjects.
The documents include internal K12 emails in which a company manager asked certified teachers to sign for having taught students they never encountered.
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.
After burning through stimulus money, Florida's public school systems must learn difficult financial lessons.