“I think in some cases it’s beneficial, but I think in some cases they’re making the move too fast just for the financial benefits.” Archie Wills, Kokomo, Ind. We asked residents and visitors in Northport:
Do you believe an effort should be made to move public school education away from the classroom and toward the web with online classes?
“No. I think students need the social skills that public education presents. They’re probably sitting in front of the screens too much anyway.” Bill Myers, Suttons Bay
“No way. I was a teacher and you need the interaction of the pupils and an adult there to help build social skills.” Janet Whetsel, Northport
“I think education should stay in the classroom. There they have to learn, where if they were taking a lot of classes online, they might not do it.” Phyllis Hargesheimer, Northport
“I don’t like that idea at all. I just think there’s too much technology involved and the students need the one-on-one interaction.” David Vanderlind, Bingham Township
“No. I think kids are spending too much time in front of the computer and they need more of the face-toface contact that they would get in the classroom.” Susan Harrison, Northport