No N.C. Taxpayer Dollars for Virtual Charter School

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"We have a full curriculum in grades K-12 in all of the core subjects," he said. "Students get their own program, access to their own accounts, and their own lessons. Books, music supplies, and art supplies are also delivered to that child," he said.

Kwitowski said that with K12 curriculum, the younger students enrolled are, the less time they spend online. But parents have to invest more time in monitoring their children throughout the earlier years of schooling.

"Younger grades have much more offline material, where parents act as learning coaches in the same way that in a kindergarten class, there is a lead teacher, and teacher assistants," he said. "There's a misperception that students are in front of their computer the whole time."

Relative to the statewide population of students, less than .2 percent of the total population would be enrolling in North Carolina Virtual Academy.

Currently, the academy does not have any teachers employed because it has not been approved to open.

"The N.C. Learns Board is disappointed by today's ruling. It is a sad day for parents and children in North Carolina who need this public school option," said Chris Withrow, chairman of N.C. Learns.

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