One of the fastest growing segments of the charter school movement is online charter schools. For-profit company, K-12 Inc., runs online charters in more than two dozens states and wants to expand to North Carolina. But it's run into fierce opposition from public school districts there.
An Arizona law that went into effect last year essentially ruled that the program offered in the city's public school system was divisive and should be scrapped. At the end of the first semester without the classes, hard feelings still linger.
Title IX, which became law 40 years ago, bans sex discrimination from educational programs and activities. Vocational courses that had barred girls — such as auto mechanics and carpentry — became available to everyone. But it's still hard to find girls willing to sign up for those classes.
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