If you would have asked me a year ago how I felt about the idea of a virtual school for k-12, I would have been excited about the idea. That's when it would have seemed impossible. Now that it is becoming a reality statewide in Florida, I'm so sure how I feel anymore.
The Orlando Sentinel reports:
A new law that takes effect next fall requires every district in the state to set up an online school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. They won't have to get on the bus -- or even get out of their PJs -- to head to school at the family computer.I can definitely see the potential here for those already involved in homeschooling. But do we really want a significant number of our kindergarten and early elementary students missing out on what the classroom has to offer? Will their parents take advantage of other avenues for social interaction? I am a bit uneasy about this. The techno-evangelist side of me wants to be excited.
I'd really like to know what you think.