Welcome back! I’m so glad you guys decided to join me for my last blog post! Hopefully you will enjoy it. In my past posts, I have discussed the reasons why charter schools should exist by describing the different aspects that put them above public schools.
Continuing on this topic, charter schools have started a new online section that offer “six core courses” that are free for the students. This online charter school has just recently come about and is being tested in Greenville, NC this year. Being online, the students have to do a lot of the teaching to themselves, making it a little harder to keep up, but there are advantages that come out of this one trade off. Online learning can be set at a pace that is most reasonable for the student and is a more convenient way for students with busy schedules to be able to get the same education. Other than just those who are busy, it is also very effective to those who have problems adjusting to a classroom. Students especially who have a past with bullying or trouble focusing in a classroom, this option will help these students maximize their learning since they will feel more comfortable taking classes in another setting. This may raise questions pertaining to how they would still be related to charter schools, but the students who take advantage of this are still required to partake in standardized testing and if they need it, the actual charter schools will lend the student a computer and Internet usage in order to be able to participate in this online schooling.
What are your thoughts about this new way of schooling? Do you think it will be more beneficial to certain students?