Part 4 of Doug Sovern’s KCBS Cover Story series on online high school classes. | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
ALAMEDA (KCBS) – Tens of thousands of California high school students make up for failed classes by taking them again online with results that educators and students alike acknowledge demonstrates the need to re-think remote education.
“I think it should be changed so you learn from it, but I don’t think it should be taken away because it does help people get their credits back,” said Brittany McGovern, an Alameda High School student who had a frustrating experience trying to re-take failed math and social studies classes.
McGovern described being surrounded by so many unfocused students that she just stopped going to the computer center to finish her Geometry and Ethnic Studies make-ups.