Writing in response to a recent Washington Post story entitled "Nothing can replace a good teacher," Horn said he agrees that technology alone cannot save our schools, but he says it plays a vital role in repairing our nation's broken school systems. "Technology is no silver bullet, but expecting every classroom in America to have a great teacher who can meet every child's distinct learning needs given the demands of today's job is a pipedream as well," said Horn.
PublicSchoolOptions.org agrees with Horn. There are many fantastic teachers and schools across America that are providing their students with high-quality educations. But what is missing from the traditional school system, and what online school options offer, is an alternative for students whose needs are not being addressed by their school. It is no secret that no two children are the same; so to think that the same teaching techniques adequately address the needs of every student is a bit na´ve.
The reality, as exemplified by the countless stories of those families who have exercised their right to choose an education that fits their child's needs, is that the teacher lecture model is not always effective. On the flip side, learning on a computer would not be an ideal learning model for every student either. That is why school choice is vital.