Very little is known about the impact e-learning has on the overall quality of education our kids receive. And what we do know isn't promising.
Studies show that only a small minority of high school students excel at e-learning and those students tend to be high-achieving, independent learners. For students already struggling, e-learning erects unnecessary barriers, lowers graduation rates, and removes the key academic supports they need to be successful. Moreover, numerous studies have shown that the isolation resulting from an over-reliance on devices can have a detrimental effect on our students' mental health.
If we're going to move forward with e-learning, we need to do so cautiously. We need to study whether e-Learning is a viable and effective way for students to learn before making it a mandatory graduation requirement.