Question of the Day: Are Online Schools a Good Idea?

Apr 15, 2009 5:11pm

College students have long been taking courses online, but now 120,000 children in grades K through 12 are being taught completely on the internet, according to the North American Council for Online Learning. While supporters tout the convenience and low-cost of virtual learning against the traditional model, some educators have reservations if online education really works. 22 states allow parents to send their children to online schools — using tax dollars — as if they were attending public school just around the corner. Do you think online schooling is a good idea for kids?

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