MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- K12 Inc. today announced that William
J. Bennett has resigned as an employee, and as Chairman and member of the
company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. K12 Inc. said the Board
accepted his resignation, thanking him for his contributions to the company.
K12 Inc. said that it has no relationship with, or involvement in, Dr.
Bennett's radio program. The opinions expressed by Dr. Bennett on his radio
program are his and his alone.
Dr. Bennett, in a separate statement said: "I am in the midst of a
political battle based on a coordinated campaign willfully distorting my
views, my record, and my statements. Given the controversy surrounding the
remarks I made on my radio show, I am stepping down from my positions at K12,
so that neither the mission of the company, nor its children, are affected,
distracted, or harmed in any way."
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc., an education company based in McLean, VA, is a leading provider
of high quality curricula and learning programs. K12 has created a nationally
acclaimed learning program which includes thousands of lessons in traditional
subjects, academic assessments, and planning and progress tools delivered
through the innovative and powerful K12 Online School. The learning program
also incorporates many traditional learning materials including books,
workbooks, classical stories, K12 PhonicsWorks tile system, math and science
supplies, maps, art books and tools, instruments, music CDs, and much more.
The K12 curriculum and learning program was developed by a team of
education experts using extensive research to identify the best learning
methods and materials.
More than 20,000 students nationwide are currently using the K12 learning
program in a variety of learning environments, including traditional public
school classrooms, virtual (online) public schools, and homeschools. More
information on K12 can be found at http://www.K12.com.
SOURCE K12 Inc.