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Originally posted by LibertyLover
I think they have their place in the educational scheme of things, especially for non-traditional high school students. I have a friend who is a math teacher for one of these schools and she mentioned that a number of her students are drop-outs who've come back to get their high school degree. The on-line education scheme fits their schedules, since many are adults working for a living. I wonder if it might also work well for kids who are on the autism spectrum?
Originally posted by an0maly33
My wife and I were talking about this last night - in the context of "I bet soon kids will just 'go to school' online at home from their computers."
As someone that was planning to homeschool anyway I consider this as a viable supplement to our home-school curriculum.
The no-socialization argument only holds up if your kid also never leaves the house. My kid plays with the neighbors, kids at the park/playground, friends' kids, etc. Plenty of socialization and in my opinion it's better than letting them hang out with random hooligan kids and being under no-tolerance policies that get kids suspended/expelled for mundane crap.