Letter to the editor: Are online high schools the future?

Posted 6/3/20

 

If several highly rated universities can be completely online, is it just possible high schools could be as well? Capella university, for example, offers BA’s to PhD’s online …

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Letter to the editor: Are online high schools the future?

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If several highly rated universities can be completely online, is it just possible high schools could be as well? Capella university, for example, offers BA’s to PhD’s online with over 39,000 students and is ran out of a single building in Minneapolis with instructors scattered all over the country. Imagine high schoolers taking classes at home with teachers assigning homework, testing and grading from their home as well.
Students 14-18 often like to sleep in and don’t need a sitter. So, when the reading is done and math problems finished, they can take the quiz or turn in the problems when rested. No more boring classes that only mimic a book which can now be provided online for free. Bullying would be more difficult as would the event of nightmares, horrific school shootings creating fear and panic for parents and students alike. There must be a downside but with property taxes in many areas up by 10% to build new schools, what are they?
Dan Hayes,
Golden

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