Internet Schooling for K-12

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    Why not?

    Already there are a number of accredited private internet school options that fall under the the umbrella of homeschooling. But why not expand it to the public domain? I'm well aware of the 'socialization' arguments for assembled education, but in many ways sending children to school socializes them into either assholes or victims. And I have to believe it would drive down costs considerably.

    So why not public internet schooling for K-12?
     
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    All for it.

    Sending the little hellions outdoors to play with the neighbor kids and joining silly passé organizations like Little League, Boy/Girl Scouts, local junior theater/dance troupes, etcetera, will teach them all the social skills they'll need.
     
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    Already doing it in parts of Philly......
     
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    But what about adult supervision?

    What if both parents have to work?
     
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    Thats why you will still need schools.
     
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    Those are nice if you can afford them, alot of people can't, the uniforms for the boy scouts cost hundreds of dollars last time I checked.
     
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    Florida has had it for a few years already.
     
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    I don't know every little detail, it's my assistant's kids that are doing it. Both parents work, but kids are junior high and high school age. She can log on to check their status and if their assignments are complete for the day, etc ....
     
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    Yes.

    To baby-sit.

    However, there are a significant number of parents who do not work, and can form their own cooperatives with parents that do work that internet schools can be an alternative.

    Colorado offers:

    This is particularly advantageous to remote mountain communities that find travel to schools during the winter impractical.
     
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    I can't imagine it working for kindergarten kids at all.

    It might work for SOME 8th graders.

    There would be plenty of 12th graders that it still would not work for.

    Why does it need to be on-line. With 250 gig drives in netbooks why can't complete educational packages be designed and installed. Just have kids take tests one a month at least and allow them to take tests ahead of time if they want.

    Instead of taking classes they just hang out at school wherever they want so they are not running the streets when their parents are working. As long as they stay on or ahead of schedule on the tests and pass them anything goes except disruption.

    Schools are for people called teachers who are on authority trips. If the student doesn't need them then the teachers get bent out of shape.

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