Should online learning be used in middle and high schools?

Educators and experts share their views in this opinion piece about the use of online courses to teach students in middle and high school. Teacher educator Gary Stager, executive director of the Constructivist Consortium, is in favor of collaborative online environments that offer meaningful learning for students. However, New York City literacy teacher Francesca Burns contends that online learning often overlooks the value of face-to-face instruction, particularly for students who already may be under-motivated and under-performing.

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