January 31st, 2012
09:11 PM ET

Traditional School vs. Virtual School

If you had a choice, which would you pick?
I'd like to think it wasn't that long ago that I was in school...but I will admit that virtual schools didn't exist. We either showed up to class, or we had imperfect attendance. Internet schooling was not an option.

But about 250,000 American students attended virtual schools last year. They saw their teachers on their computer screens rather than in person. They didn't have to wait for the bus or get locked out of their lockers or have the excuse that they left their homework at home. But they also didn't get to see all of their friends, have a class discussion in the same way, give a report to their class or interact with a smart board.

So you can see some of the pros and cons of virtual schools, and we're hoping you'll add your own ideas here - virtually, of course.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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