Education can Thrive in a Virtual Environment
To cultivate student success, America’s future schools must re-strategize and take a different approach to education. 60% of U.S. adults, a substantial majority, concur with the statement, traditional school systems are failing today’s students.
Worldwide, a gargantuan total of 168 million children lack access to face-to-face education. In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, 57% of students are hopeful about virtual learning surviving post-pandemic, with only 19% of teenagers expressing a preference for in-school learning.
In addition, current Gen Z teens are 500% more susceptible to mental illness than prior generational teens. A mere 18% of U.S. citizens, 45-years-old and younger, are equipped with the knowledge to pass multiple-choice questions administered on the U.S. Citizenship Test. As for cheating, a whopping 86% of high school students believe that the majority of their peers do at least once.
With many schools opting for online education, due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, virtual learning received an influx of support, which has only continued to increase. Offering students more temporal flexibility, a haven from bullying, choice of learning environment, and more opportunities for family involvement, online schools can offer benefits more conducive to learning and that cater to personal needs and preferences.
With more devoting to students’ individuality, online learning has the potential to revolutionize American education and accelerate the children we raise who will lead our nation tomorrow.