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    Imagine the savings that could be had, if there didn't have to be a physical school building, buses to transport, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Imagine the savings that could be had, if there didn't have to be a physical school building, buses to transport, etc.
    How are you going to conduct labs or teach kids how to give a presentation?

    You can't get a chemistry degree without blowing up shit in the lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    How are you going to conduct labs or teach kids how to give a presentation?

    You can't get a chemistry degree without blowing up shit in the lab.
    I give presentation building assignments all the time online...they use U Tube and create a video of themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    How are you going to conduct labs or teach kids how to give a presentation?

    You can't get a chemistry degree without blowing up shit in the lab.
    There are already high schools that offer classes via the internet. Here's an example from Georgia. It is the Jasper County School System. This isn't some third party run school. This is the counties school system for Jasper County which includes Monticello. That's where Trisha Yearwood is from. Jasper County Virtual Academy. The students that take their courses this way get the same diploma as those that attend 180 days.

    Virtual schooling… Distance learning… Online education… No matter what we call it, there is a growing national trend in public school districts to provide an online alternative to the brick and mortar classroom for PreK through 12th Grade students. Why? Because now more than ever, parents and students are seeking academic alternatives, and there are more and more solutions from which they can choose.

    By offering virtual school options to families, innovative public school districts seek to:

    • Provide a complete set of academic options to students and families.
    • Provide students a high-level of educational flexibility, enabling them to work in a self-paced, individualized, and engaging environment.
    • Prepare students to be college- and career-ready in a global society.
    • Allow faculty to provide ground-breaking instruction through new tools and techniques.
    • Keep students who are seeking alternatives from leaving their district.
    • The Jasper County Virtual Academy seeks to provide these options to students and parents who are looking for an alternative to traditional education.

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    The point is that there are many things taught that cannot be learned online, you need hands on training, how to use equipment, stuff like that.

    You are going to have a tough time learning all of geology online, you need to get out there and explore the rocks.

    And giving a presentation online is completely different then doing it in front of people where one of the main goals is to get kids to learn how to speak in front of people.

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    The point is there already are online schools. High school, college, trade. There are times that they do use equipment and there are times they simulate it on a computer or tablet. The point is that virtual or online schools could be the future for this country. Imagine how much a school district would save if there was no school building. There would still be teachers. There would still be students. They just wouldn't need to be bused to a place where someone has to pay for real estate, utilities, custodians, lunch rooms, food, etc.

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    I took a math class online but still had to show up to take the tests to ensure there was no cheating.

    Do you know that for online tests in most subjects you can google the question and it will take you to a site that generally has all of the questions on the test.

    Apparently professors don't always make up new tests every time.

    Even without these sites with the exact question its not hard to find the answer in a minute or two.

    What you are going to see is a huge uptake in straight A students who take online classes which means more uninformed kids graduating though they will be experts in cheating.

    And if you don't think they are googling answers you are fooling yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I took a math class online but still had to show up to take the tests to ensure there was no cheating.

    Do you know that for online tests in most subjects you can google the question and it will take you to a site that generally has all of the questions on the test.

    Apparently professors don't always make up new tests every time.

    Even without these sites with the exact question its not hard to find the answer in a minute or two.

    What you are going to see is a huge uptake in straight A students who take online classes which means more uninformed kids graduating though they will be experts in cheating.

    And if you don't think they are googling answers you are fooling yourself.
    You seem to be an expert in cheating and not smart enough to know you should not brag about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I've written papers for people back when I was a student. I would do my ex's liberal arts stuff and she would do my math.
    Does your cheating know any limits? You seem proud of the despicable things you have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    Does your cheating know any limits? You seem proud of the despicable things you have done.
    I never said I cheated, I explained how it will happen and currently does happen.

    Knowing about it does not mean I have done it.

    You should be thankful for the knowledge you get from me.

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