Most ‘partial’ and so-called ‘virtual schools’ do not provide the essential foundations in at least ten disciplines that our children must have. Ideally, no state or group can deny American students the right to this information, but it is happening across America. When schools are allowed to weaken or delete the teaching of essential skills, children are cheated out of their access to the American Dream. Every program called a ‘’school’’ must be evaluated using a Mastery Criteria Checklist which tracks each student’s knowledge of the foundation skills (essential skills) introduced by a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, fact-based curriculum. Nothing less than that is acceptable.