Stay-At-Home School By Computer: Good Idea?

BabyCompWe’re seeing frequent TV ads offering (allegedly) free on-line grade 1-12 classes for kids who won’t need to get out and go to school every day. Oh, goodie! That means little Joey won’t ever have to deal with city life, snooty classmates, demanding teachers and schoolyard bullies

In stark reality, don’t all kids need everyday live contact with other people, kids and teachers to develop necessary social and other human contact skills? Also, what about working parents who must go out daily to earn a living? With home schooled kids sitting at computers throughout the day, who will be there to feed, explain and supervise them?

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