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Ohanian Comment: Your tax dollars at work. Catapult Online is the nation's leading provider of live, at-home tutoring for NCLB supplemental educational services (SES).

Never underestimate the power of commercial interests. Sylvan, Hooked on Phonics, and Catapult Learning are all part of Educate Inc. Consumers pay for Sylvan Learning and Hooked on Phonics. Thanks to NCLB, the taxpayer foots the bill for Catapult. Someone should investigate their outrageous claims: a 2-year gain after 36 hours of instruction.

Members of NCTE, IRA, and NCTE should protest the claim that their workbook drill is "aligned" with the organizations' standards?

Peter J. Cohen, President and Chief Operating Officer of Educate, Inc., was formerly CEO of The Pet Practice, Inc., a national chain of branded pet hospitals. His previous management and marketing roles included 7-Eleven Stores, Circle K, and NutriSystem

Jeffrey H. Cohen, President, Catapult Learning, a lawyer, has a BA in economics and is former Clinton political appointee.


from Catapult PR

Catapult Online pioneered online direct instruction, and we're committed to using our revolutionary technology to help schools and students succeed.

Personalized programs lead to rapid, sustainable academic gains.

Catapult Online programs are based on a unique diagnostic-prescriptive methodology that aligns with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and International Reading Association (IRA) standards, as well as to the findings of the National Reading Panel.

Proven, measurable results help students and schools reach their academic goals.

Catapult Online pioneered live direct instruction over the Internet, and our program is backed by a team of educational professionals with unmatched experience. We have taught over 4,000 students to date, and the results speak for themselves. Students in our program have achieved average gains of 1-2 grade levels in math and reading after 36 hours of instruction.

— Catapult
Catapult Online Website
2006-02-13
http://www.catapult-online.com/supplemental/online.html


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