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More Pupils Are Learning Online, Fueling Debate on Quality

Date: April 5, 2011
Author: Trip Gabriel
QUOTE: But critics say online education is really driven by a desire to spend less on teachers and buildings, especially as state and local budget crises force deep cuts to education. They note that there is no sound research showing that online courses at the K-12 level are comparable to face-to-face learning… Skeptics say online courses are a stealthy way to cut corners.

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