A North Carolina Appeals Court turned down K12, the publicly traded corporation that operates virtual charters.
It wanted to open a virtual charter in the state, but the State Board of Education did not act on its request, so it was denied.
K12 sued, and for now, has lost.
When the Legislature goes back into session, we will see whether the rejection sticks.
K12 has a history of astute lobbying and strategic political contributions.
K12 gets very poor marks from researchers and poor results, but that never stands in the way of its expansion.
Besides, the expansion of online charters is a priority for ALEC.