Are schools fair to working parents?

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Are schools fair to working parents?
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 2:38pm

I said parents because I think that working dads miss out even more than the moms do when it comes to school activites.

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 6:28am
Those experiences sound limited, How cool is it that school can offer an online german class when ONLY two kids are interested in taking it? I wish our high school offered more than the two langugages they do or looked at other ways to offer language if they don't have the classrooms or teachers to teach, My kid is finishing her second year of French and she's tired of it, She'll get it again next year.. My whole point was about a Phoenix type school when I brought this up to begin with.

 

 

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 5:52am

I know a handful of teachers who completed their masters entirely online, I understand that and they are already teachers, completing it online fits in a way getting to a campus regularly would not.....

 

 

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 10:22pm

I'm familiar with more than just one type of online classes, ime it's not just limited to those who are struggling because online classes are often offered for a variety of reasons, at all types of schools.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 8:35pm
I completed half of my Masters degree through online classes although technically I was an on-campus student. The degree was awarded from a very well-respected land grant state university-- and was exactly the same as it would have been had I taken all of my classes online or all of them on-campus.
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 4:44pm

It is not unusual for students in public schools, particularly those who are in rural settings with small classes, to do virtual classes, especially advanced classes.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 4:12pm

You're right.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 3:51pm

I am not familiar with private schools but IME online classes are not offered on a regular basis, They are offered on a limited basis in the public schools and often to students who are referred out or who have proven that they can't succeed in a traditional school setting, I have a friend who is experiencing this with her 10th grader right now.. About college, Yea I see a mix of that too but I think getting to a brick and mortar school is still the most preferred direction (over a Phoenix or Walden online/virtual campus) and I do believe the discipline of having to be at a class on time, Meeting and dealing with people in real life does carry over into real work environments....

 

 

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 12:12pm
bordwithyou wrote:

I wouldn't call high school and college non-traditional settings.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 12:10pm

I know many brick and mortar schools that have online classes, my son's school has a couple of courses that involve content that is online and teachers that are not present physically, so distance learning as well.

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 12:07pm
jamblessedthree wrote:
I don't disagree with you, My thought was more or less random to a poster's attempt to connect school habits to work habits.. I don't know if there is going to be a rise in online schooling or work in the future, What I see now is that in very non-traditional settings.

Are you saying that it is your experiences, online schooling and online work is non-traditional?

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