Should School Be Online?

Going to school has been one of the biggest complaints from teens and children for decades. There have been so many arguments to try and compromise for their wants. Starting school later, having shorter days, and even having a shorter school year. Granted these could be put into action, but would it be easier to just have an online course?

Going chronically online has many pros and cons. Some advantages to this would be, being able to go at your own pace. Many students struggle to keep up with some of the students in class, but if they weren’t to be compared to other students, many would feel more comfortable and open with their own school work. A lot of students can’t keep up with the teacher. Everybody learns differently and at their own pace, so being able to control how much you do could also be good, obviously requirements would still have to be met. A disadvantage would be that, with an online course, there is no emotion put in with the grading. No later deadlines, everything must be done on time, and there would be no partial credit.

I personally wouldn’t want to go online. Many would argue that you get more sleep, and would have better learning opportunities being able to take your time, but I like socializing. I prefer having a connection with my teachers and peers. 


Would you want to go to school online?

What would your biggest complaint be?

Do you think it would be worth it?

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  • Well done overall Ivy. I do think your summary could be a tad longer and be sure to continue replying to comments and on three different days.

  • I think if school is held online it would be more of a bad thing than a good thing. One one had, we would get to stay home, but we would still hae to get ready like any other school day. During COVID, teachers would be mad if you were in your pajamas or learning in your bed.

  • In my personal opinion, I would not want school to be held online. I do not think that I could learn near as well online as I could in person. I also think that having in-person school is a great way to develop social skills in students. I also think that cheating rates would skyrocket. 

  • I think it would depend on the person. I think we should have the option to either go online or in person, but if the student is struggling more or has bad grades then they don't get the option. I think if you go online you would still have to go to school for tests and quizzes still. I think it would benefit the student. 

  • Personally, I could never see myself enjoying online school, although I do see why some students would opt for online learning instead of in-person learning. Online learning can be very useful for people who have to miss a lot of school or move a lot. One major downfall of online school is that it eliminates the important social aspect of school and learning to work with people one might not usually choose to.

  • I would not want to go to school offline because we would have to sit at home just on the computer all day, and I would hate that. My biggest complaint would be not being able to talk to or see my friends and not go anywhere during the day.

  • I don't believe school online would be very beneficial, especially because the social factor at school is so beneficial. People need the public aspect to be able to advance and further their people skills and ability to work with others. I don't think it would be worth it in the long run.

  • I think that we shouldn’t have school online because it will cost more money for students parents. It wouldn’t help kids with hand on activities and they wouldn’t see people in person but mainly on their computer. Kids have to learn how to build and fix stuff.

  • yes

  • I would go to online schooling. I've done it before and never had a problem with it. I think online school is worth it, everything is going at your pace and you don't have to leave the comfort of your home. 

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