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Online Schools Becoming More Popular, Despite Union Resistance

Cincinnatus Redux Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 6:59 PM
As someone who teaches at the college level, you make an excellent point, although somewhat inverted. It's the failure at the K-12 level that produces deficient college students. Anything that improves K-12 education will only help college level education. Parents who home school are generally highly motivated and transfer that motivation to their children students. The quickest way to destroy a student's future is to leave them in a deficient traditional school and I've found some of my best and most motivated students were home schooled.
Enrollment in online schools has increased twelvefold in Ohio since the first internet-based school was created in the state in 2000, The Gazette Medina reports.

More than 30,000 students are currently enrolled, most of them concentrated in seven statewide cyber schools. Only Arizona had more students in online schools, according to the news report.

Online schools, and other forms of digital learning, are an inevitable and promising form of education for the 21st Century, unless special interest forces are able to keep technology from becoming more integrated into everyday education.

Professor Gary Miron of the National Education Policy Center is...