Michigan became the first state in the nation to have students experience some form of online instruction before receiving a diploma when the state legislature on March 30 approved a bill to ratchet up the state's graduation requirements.I think Michigan is likely to be the first of many states to pass something like this. As I said previously, I don't really like "mandates" like this - I think it's a tough argument to make that this is necessary for every student to have in order to graduate. But, I do think online courses (or pieces of courses being online) are going to be more and more prevalant as the bandwidth, hardware, software and online course design/implementations improve tremendously over the next few years.
So, forget private and charter schools, this is going to be your competition. How do you think you'll compare?
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