Online teaching will continue to become more important in solving some of the major problems of education. This type of education is not for every learner or teacher. However, it provides another choice that can help relieve some of the inequalities in education. While it is not likely that online education will ever completely replace the traditional classroom, quality education over the Internet will continue to grow and develop until it is a viable alternative for all students.
While online learning is the wave of the future, it is not equally available to all students. Some schools and districts feel threatened by online schools because they see them taking funding and teachers. As a result, schools actually discourage their students from taking online courses.
Crowded Schools and Teacher Shortages
School crowding is a nationwide epidemic. Many school districts do not have the money to keep up with growing populations of students and just cannot afford to build enough schools. Consequently, schools become overcrowded. Some turn to solutions like double sessions — half the student body goes to school in the morning and half in the afternoon — but this situation is not in anyone’s best interest.