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Old 11-17-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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There are also many online high school programs these days. May or may not be the right fit for your daughter, but looking back on my high school days, I would've loved the opportunity to finish high school online, on my own schedule, and work part-time.

I was probably too independent for my age, but I thought all the high school activities were just nonsense. I wish something like that had been available then.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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There are also many online high school programs these days. May or may not be the right fit for your daughter, but looking back on my high school days, I would've loved the opportunity to finish high school online, on my own schedule, and work part-time.

I was probably too independent for my age, but I thought all the high school activities were just nonsense. I wish something like that had been available then.
I think I would've taken this option also. I had ONE relationship I went to school for, and she is now my wife. I did NOT learn much in high school. I spent the vast majority of the time figuring out how to deal with the bullies and social conditions. That is a terrible system. If I actually studied for 2 hours per week day at home I would've learned far more than I did going to school.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Totally agree...I think it would've been a great alternative, and far less expensive than private schools....too bad it wasn't around back then.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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The data out there, however, suggest that students in online schools are not only learning less than their peers in the public brick-and-mortar schools, they're actually regressing - they know less than when they started! Plus, they're bleeding the budgets of public schools dry.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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The data out there, however, suggest that students in online schools are not only learning less than their peers in the public brick-and-mortar schools, they're actually regressing - they know less than when they started! Plus, they're bleeding the budgets of public schools dry.
As a retired public school administrator, I'm not a supporter of online schools, but it's always been more a guy feeling for me, rather than a data-based idea. Can you point out some real data that supports what you said?
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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As a retired public school administrator, I'm not a supporter of online schools, but it's always been more a guy feeling for me, rather than a data-based idea. Can you point out some real data that supports what you said?
Well, the three-part series The Gazette did recently is a good place to start:

State-supported online schools failing students, data show | online, students, schools - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

Here is an excerpt:
"But an independent analysis of previously unreleased online school data by the I-News Network and Education News Colorado reveals new findings and an achievement gap that alarmed education officials:

• Online students are losing ground. Students who transfer to online programs from brick-and-mortar schools posted lower scores on annual state reading exams after entering their virtual classrooms.

• Academic performance declined after students enrolled in online programs. Students who stayed in online programs long enough to take two years’ worth of state reading exams actually saw their test results decline over time.

• Wide gaps persist. Double-digit gaps in achievement on state exams between online students and their peers in traditional schools persist in nearly every grade and subject – and they’re widest among more affluent students.

A top state education official called the findings “very concerning.”"

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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Well, the three-part series The Gazette did recently is a good place to start:

State-supported online schools failing students, data show | online, students, schools - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO

Here is an excerpt:
"But an independent analysis of previously unreleased online school data by the I-News Network and Education News Colorado reveals new findings and an achievement gap that alarmed education officials:

• Online students are losing ground. Students who transfer to online programs from brick-and-mortar schools posted lower scores on annual state reading exams after entering their virtual classrooms.

• Academic performance declined after students enrolled in online programs. Students who stayed in online programs long enough to take two years’ worth of state reading exams actually saw their test results decline over time.

• Wide gaps persist. Double-digit gaps in achievement on state exams between online students and their peers in traditional schools persist in nearly every grade and subject – and they’re widest among more affluent students.

A top state education official called the findings “very concerning.”"
Cool. I've been too lazy to do the research. But I do have some experience with a Latin program that we had in our school. Not exactly online, but the instructor was in Richmond, 100 miles away. No student-teacher interaction except via t.v. camera. Disastrous.

You simply cannot replace the human element.

Thanks for the info!
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