I read an interesting article this week about some high schools eliminating substitutes. The students are allowed to go to a common area and work on online assignments. The schools say it is a natural extension of technology use in education. They also claim to be saving tens of thousands of dollars. Another plus they claim is that it teaches students responsibility, trust, and time management.
Read the article and tell me what you think in the comments of this post.
Amanda Koonlaba is an elementary art teacher in Tupelo, MS. She is a contributor to MSEdBlog. Her views are her own and do not represent the views of any other entity.