Katelyn, This is a good forwarding article. But it does not distinguish between the alternative education solutions which are established and have achieved scale and those that are at the experimental phase with only dozens or hundreds of students. In the homeschooling world, there are a number of curriculum with scale (ie more than a hundred thousand students using them) such as Time4Learning.com (a secular online digital curriculum of which I am the founder and president), Abeka (religious textbook/workbook package), Monarch (religious online digital curriculum), Sonlight, and half a dozen others. There are also massive homeschool coops and Outschool which also have large scale usage. Most of the programs that you mention are exciting but still experimental as to whether they will achieve scale. John Edelson.

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