They’ve read the news headlines mocking the dismal performance of Ohio’s charter schools. They’re aware of the studies that conclude kids learn better in traditional school classrooms compared to online. They’ve met some of the e-school students who fell behind and didn’t return the following year.
But for Scott and Janeen Robinson of Massillon, online schooling through Ohio Connections Academy has given their two daughters, Emily and Sarah Robinson, a rigorous, well-rounded education for the past nine years. They also credit the online environment for helping their daughters develop the discipline, self-motivation college classes require.