2004-11-10

Online Learning has Schools Nervous

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AP - High-Tech: Online learning has schools nervous

We were one of those online homeschooling families until last year. It seems there is one factor that the article doesn't tell you about. The Colorado school system has pushed very hard to make the online school have to report as much or more than physical schools. This means the pressure from the online systems to the parents and students using the online system has gone up dramatically. We found COVA way too stressful as a full-time education system. That is one of the reasons we don't homeschool anymore.

And you should know why it was extra stressful. As homeschoolers, there were more opportunities to teach other than the online system. But the online system can take up so much time, that it can be very hard to take advantage of some of the other opportunities.

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