If the schools use online classes to save money then the teacher is not really teaching. Then why pay a teacher- use a babysitter instead. Then you get the original ACE school set up of an unqualified supervisor supervising kids going through work by themselves. If the kids get stuck all they can do is give their best guess or suggest emailing the online teacher. The babysitter can't do enriching group activities etc so why bother having the kids at school? The kids can sit in front of a computer at home just as well. Parents who have to work can pay for them to sit in a cubicle in a barn in front of a computer. Do you see this working better than what there is now?

Anything encouraged as a cost cutting exercise should be treated with caution. I have not come across one school cost cutting imitative which benefitted the students.


Edited by puffin (09/03/19 07:57 PM)