A Virtual Nightmare?
Is it just me, or does this story give you pause?
There is no doubt that there are some benefits to a virtual education. But at the K-12 level, I think it is important that students are exposed to other students.
Socialization is extremely important in shaping future adults. If a young child misses out on those important life lessons that exist in school – academic, respecting authority, learning social norms, being exposed to diversity – are they truly receiving an education?