It is interesting how the only person interviewed for the article was previously homeschooled.
Insight into a student’s life, 10 November 2007, Burnett County Sentinel, Grantsburg, Wisconsin
These students come from a variety of backgrounds and have chosen to enroll in the Insight School for a number of reasons.
Some chose Insight in order to access classes not available at their own school, others have selected it as an alternative to the home schooling in which they were engaged, and for some students with jobs, the freedom from the regular school day offers the flexibility needed to accommodate their busy lives.
For 15-year-old Emma Foss of Osceola, the decision to enroll in the Insight School was made as an alternative to the home schooling from which she had previously been learning.
No one can tell another person which experience is “better” because we all have our preferences, but this article’s focus seems to be this virtual public school’s superiority only over homeschooling.
“I think it’s better than home school because you get to interact with more people, and I think it’s better than public school because you’re not around all of the bad things that happen, but you still get to see what other peoples’ points of view are on things.”
posted by Valerie