Online course requirement advances in Idaho

09/11/2011 | Idaho Statesman (Boise), The

State school board members in Idaho voted to give preliminary approval to a plan requiring high-school students to take two credits online before graduation. Proponents of the plan say it will help prepare students for college and cut costs for schools, but critics are concerned about replacing teachers with computers. Previous measures to require eight and four online courses both were scrapped by the legislature.

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