The results of a two-part comparative straw poll of superintendents' attitudes toward virtual schooling—through which students can receive an education via the internet, regardless of their physical location—reveal some interesting changes from April to October of 2001.

Overall, superintendents who answered the questions in October were more likely to favor state control on issues such as funding and certification, while those who voted in April tended to favor local control on these same issues. An exception was curriculum standards, with the October group more strongly favoring locally dictated standards than their colleagues in the spring.


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