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The "giving up" comment is more or less responding to the drum beat in here that public schools have "failed", and I agree that online schools are not best for everyone...hence my concern.
My perception of the whole online school system for K-12 is that it is more of a response to parents that want to remove their children from classrooms for whatever reason than a coherent educational strategy. I see some value (a lot of value in specific cases), but I also see, for instance, trade schools as a more efficient way to alleviate many of the problems in public schools.
I mean, an online school can be great for students X, Y, and Z, but they leave students A, B, and C in limbo. Whereas, moving students A, B, and C to a non-college track is a win for all six students.
You seem to agree with a lot of that, so I am really just clarifying my stance for other readers.
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