Tom Vander Ark writes that online offerings can help schools address tight budgets
without reducing course options for students. The Georgia Virtual School
run by the Georgia Department of Education offers 22 AP classes and six foreign languages including Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and Latin.
Some districts are cutting subjects like foreign language. EdWeek points to a WI example. ”According to a recent study, schools across the nation are doing the same—eliminating foreign language instruction and undermining a skill that economists and educators agree is one of the most overlooked but essential navigation skills in a global economy.”
One of the benefits of online learning is that states and districts can expand offerings and save money. Every district should…