published an article today about an online public high school in Utah which embraces open source tools, open education resources and sounds very intriguing.

After finding out that it is a charter school and seeing the comment that home schoolers have been promoting this kind of thing for years, it made me wonder if those paths are the only way that open source and OER will happen in K12 education. Taking the leap to give individual control to teachers or even students doesn’t seem to be “the way” for public schools. We are tied to the norms of standardized testing instead.