Many of you may have seen news articles about a research report released this week that details some of the problems CAVA is experiencing in areas such as student achievement, teacher turnover, and school oversight. The report also raises issue about the troubling relationship between CAVA and K12.
This report was released by In The Public Interest, a think tank based in Washington, DC. They explore how Virtual Education is functioning at CAVA, and pay attention to the influence of for-profit corporations such as K12 Inc. on decisions that impact local students.
If you have some time, we would suggest you read the report. You can find it on the In the Public Interest website here. There have also been numerous articles about the report, including in the SJ Mercury News, Ed Source and Buzzfeed.
Several CAVA staff members had an opportunity to speak to the report creators, and provided input based on their experiences teaching in this environment. Hopefully the attention the report brings to some of the problems at CAVA will lead to remedies that will make our school better for our students.