STEUBENVILLE — Zack Space feels there is no place in Ohio for the for-profit online charter school the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, and he spoke to area educators during a roundtable meeting Monday at the Jefferson County Educational Service Center about that and other challenges facing rural schools.
“I am not against all charter schools,” said Space, who is the Democratic candidate for state auditor. “Some of the nonprofit schools are doing amazing things. Clearly there is a place for online learning. I just don’t want to see that abused, especially for profit.”
Space explained that as it stands, charter schools are less accountable since they are not required to meet the requirements that school districts must meet. He told those in attendance that, if elected, he will change that.