A little while ago, I posted a statement by a mother of a high-functioning autistic child who said she did not want him to be in a cyber charter; she wanted him to be in a school to have contact with other children and to learn social skills.
Bear in mind that cybercharters have a record for getting terrible academic results, in terms of test scores, retention, and graduation rates. The fact that most of them are for-profit makes it even worse because their sponsors are profiting as children don’t learn. This is one of the reforms of our day that is an unalloyed scam.
I mentioned that I have gotten emails from boosters of e-learning who claim that cyber charters are especially valuable for children who are sick or have disabilities. When K12, the behemoth of the for-profit online learning world, was founded, Bill Bennett said it would be especially valuable for children who had been bullied.
Here is another good comment on this topic: