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online course delivery battlefield idaho

BATTLEFIELD IDAHO: Education folks in Idaho gave final approval to a plan that would make online high school classes a prerequisite to graduation, despite widespread criticism. Set to go into effect for incoming 9th graders in 2012, this law would make Idaho the first state to require two online credits to graduate. Proponents say this will save money and teach kids 21st century skills. Naysayers decry replacing teachers with tech and shifting money to out-of-state companies, and question whether or not this is best for students. This isn't anywhere near the end: disgruntled parents and teachers have put three repeal measures up for vote on the November 2012 ballot.

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