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VA to Require an Online Course for Graduation - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and W...

There are 15 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Aug 9, 2012, titled VA to Require an Online Course for Graduation - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and W.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Beginning next year, all high school students will have to take some sort of online course in order to graduate.

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Be Cville

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Aug 9, 2012
Ridiculous!
Deacon

Burleson, TX

#2 Aug 9, 2012
This seems like a fairly insignificant issue to have taken up the time of our General Assembly. Don't they have more urgent/important issues to discuss? Why would you want to take an online course if you have the option to do the same think in the class room? If they are trying to force the exposure to the internet and digital access, then fact of the matter is that most all kids nowadays will already run circles around the adults on the internet or digital access.
Online

Marietta, GA

#3 Aug 9, 2012
So which online educational provider with connections to the governor managed this one?
Rex

Ardsley, NY

#4 Aug 9, 2012
How much do you want to bet, that there will be a decrease in graduations?
Creative

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Aug 9, 2012
This has got to be one of the biggest crocks I have ever heard.. And we're paying people to come up with this ridiculous stuff!
Traffic Alert

Waynesboro, VA

#6 Aug 9, 2012
Maybe some good will come of this if they make it a class in math or science.
MallWalker

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Aug 9, 2012
As someone well versed in technology, I have no idea how taking an online course is meaningful to a student's education.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Aug 9, 2012
This would only make sense if a little treasure doesn't spend most of their life on Facebook or a porno site.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Aug 9, 2012
Welcome to the 21st century.
Sassy Sue

Dillwyn, VA

#10 Aug 9, 2012
Who will pay for this? Who thought this idea up?
Sweating it

United States

#11 Aug 9, 2012
what about the children that don't have computers at home or high speed internet. not like it's everywhere.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Aug 9, 2012
Follow the money trail.

Also, I propose the writer of this article take an online course in Newswriting I. "In order to" should be edited to "to." Word economy, boys and girls!

R.I.P.: Bob Terry
Valley Rebel

Waynesboro, VA

#13 Aug 9, 2012
Yep,another pile 'o crap to go along with the sol's "stupids of learning".Something else to waste time instead of teaching these kids what they "NEED" to know to get by in real life. Maybe any politican running for office should be required to take an online course. And to think these people run the state. God help us.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Aug 10, 2012
Valley Rebel wrote:
instead of teaching these kids what they "NEED" to know to get by in real life.
like how to use a computer

Since: Aug 10

Lexington, VA

#15 Aug 10, 2012
There are still MANY areas in Virginia without access to broadband internet and surely a lot of families with access to it that cannot pay for it. More than likely any online course would require a high speed connection.....so when is the government going to ensure availability and affordability to all since they are now mandating it for children's education??

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