Why Are More Students Taking Online Classes

Topics: Virtual learning environment, E-learning Pages: 3 (848 words) Published: November 18, 2014
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Natalie Shaw

English 110 - Pickford

Cause or Effect Essay

September 24, 2014

Why Are More Students Taking Online Classes

Going into my second year of online classes I can truly relate to the other students my age taking online courses. Right now 450,000 students in the United States have abandoned traditional public schools for an online education (Pellissier). Many people say that taking an online class presents the risk of procrastination for young students, but I believe there is a lot of good that comes out of taking an online course. Online classes fit into the busy schedules of high school and college students; they are available 24/7 so the student can learn the material at their own pace and study whenever needed.

One smaller reason why more students are taking online classes is because of the school bullies. In 2013 about 160,000 kids stayed home because they were too afraid to go to school (Bullying and Suicide). Every school has those few kids who just want to pick on everyone else. Public schools can sadly be an emotional setting for students and it can cause problems for those students in the future. Another issue with bullies in public schools is that the bullying can get violent. In public schools, kids can not only get mentally hurt, but also physically and parents don't always notice or realize the signs of their child being bullied.

A reason why I personally would love to have all online classes is the commute. If I didn't attend a public school and I took all online classes I could sleep in, work comfortably in whatever I wanted to wear and I wouldn't have to worry about getting up and driving to school every day when really I can get just as good, if not better education sitting in my own living room. I think if I was a parent of younger children I would like that my kids could sleep in every day and still get a full education. Sleep for children is important, and when people have kids that like to fight going to...
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