Gail Collins gets it: virtual homeschooling has no research supporting its effectiveness, & there’s a double standard whereby online charters w/poor graduation rates are excused but the same results at a brick & mortar school labels that neighborhood school “failing” & gets it closed or “turned around” in a heartbeat. Don’t let online education’s profit motive hoodwink you. Cherish our public schools, protect them from predatory capitalism.
Does full-time online learning really work for disadvantaged kids who may be alone at home all day? Kevin Welner of the University of Colorado did a review of all the information available on this and, in fact, on the entire question of how well full-time online learning works for kids in elementar…