The sad thing is that while policy makers and school administrations think these online organizations will solve testing problems the truth is this online learning will only increase the problem. The problem with low test scores in our Nation's schools is not the teacher. It is the test itself. Research is saying something totally different than greedy money saving policy makers want the public to know. Smaller class sizes taught by experienced, veteran teachers in face to face classrooms where relationships are encouraged and built between the student-the teacher-the family are the best way to increase student learning. This should be coupled with fewer tests and more authentic ways of measuring learning. One test score on one day does not show a years worth of academic understanding.
Do we want students to really learn? Or do we just want them to get through school as cheaply as possible? Wake up folks! Education costs money but aren't our students worth it? You will get what you pay for.