Oklahoma latest to grapple with online school problems

An investigation into the founders of an online charter school in Oklahoma is just the latest in a series of similar probes taking place across the country.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 5:09 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 5:16 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An investigation into the founders of an online charter school in Oklahoma is just the latest in a series of similar probes taking place across the country.

Oklahoma investigators last month wrote in a court affidavit that Epic Charter Schools co-founders Ben Harris and David Chaney recruited "ghost students" who received little or no instruction.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

The two men released a statement saying they did nothing wrong and are confident they'll be vindicated.

It's hardly the first time virtual or online charter schools have found themselves in hot water.

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Similar cases have been reported in Ohio and Indiana.

In California, 11 were indicted this year in a charter school case in which prosecutors allege students were enrolled unwittingly.

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