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Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 1:04 p.m.

Argonaut: Online Classes Won’t Help

In Idaho, now more than ever, it is time to focus on the importance of teachers and the benefits they provide students in high school. The four years of high school are crucial in determining how students progress in their education. Teachers provide encouragement and are the mentors students need as they strive for higher education and find their niche in the workforce. Reducing the in-person factor with online classes will ultimately hurt students, which contradicts Luna’s main reason for adding the requirement. Luna said requiring high school students to take online classes will prepare them for college. In college, however, students aren’t required to take online classes and those offered aren’t worth it. True education and learning is lost when the only means of obtaining information is from a computer screen/Elizabeth Rudd, UI Argonaut. More here.

Questions: Do you suppose Superintendent Tom Luna considered how his online class requirement will affect high school students who move on to college?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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