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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  • I think that going to school is really fun, talking with your friends, but school work is debatable.  My biggest complaint would be sitting down all day. I think that going online would save a lot of money for the school systems. But personally it depends on how the school environment is, for example next year there will be no upstairs classes so we will be required to go outside for some classes witch makes no sense.

    • I agree with you, it's so hard for the student's to meet these requirements when theres no way of tracking what and how their doing it.

  • I would not want to go to school online because socialization skills are very important to develop in kids and young adults. I do not think that it would be worth it because we already have schools built and teachers employed. A lot of our teachers would lose their jobs. 

    • I agree with you, communication is such a major skill that is developed throughout a childs life, and it's crucial for true skills in the future.

  • I think that my biggest issue is that there would be no band and I am in the band room a lot of my school day because I am in two band classes, jazz band and I am in some other competitions and that would not work to do that. I do not think it would be worth it for me because most of my life and what I look forward to right now wouldn't be something I could do online.

    • I agree with you, school activites would be a little more difficult to join and to participate in.

  • I don't think that it would be good for us to have online school. We all know how much we actually paid attention when we went online during the pandemic. Even if it would cut costs and help students go at there own pace, it probably wouldn't work. If kids were given more of a choice to procrastinate, they most definetly would. In this case, some of their stuff might not get completed at all.

    • I agree with you, during covid I didn't do anything online, but anything we did was also not worth anything, So maybe having our assignments be worth points it would motivate the student's more, but I don't think I would still even do anything,

  • I don't think it should because going to school lets us see our friends and hang out with them. I just feel like it would be harder because what if someone dosen't have good internet. If someone has bad internet connection they could lose all of their homework and they could be very behind in their class.

    • I agree with you, this is something that doesn't occur to most people, but not everybody has access to this and would even be able to participate.

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