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.
Many of the students who use Cyber High to help them graduate need remedial course work once they enter college.
More Bay Area high school students are graduating than ever before. But many of them are doing so by taking classes by computer to make up courses they failed in the classroom. Critics contend those students are graduating but they’re not really learning.
High school graduation rates are hitting record highs in the Bay Area, California and across the nation. But, earning a diploma doesn’t always equal getting an education. An increasing number of students make up courses they’ve failed by taking classes online. They earn credits, but not necessarily knowledge.