2012-03-01 / Letters

Teacher says no to Cyber Schools

To the Editor:

The Michigan House is in the process of expanding cyber schools. I am a teacher and know that on-line learning may be good for providing students with extra help, but it can’t replace a good teacher in a classroom with other students, and there is no evidence that it improves student achievement.

In fact there is evidence to the contrary and it may be detrimental to the development of critical social skills children need to be successful in the future. These schools are big business and will pick the pockets of taxpayers taking money from our children and local neighborhood schools.

Call your legislator now and tell them to vote no on this harmful legislation which transfers your tax dollars away from our local schools to for-profit out-of-state corporations.

Jeff Leonhardt

Pine Needle Lane, Traverse City

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