Koonlaba: What Do You Think About Schools Eliminating Teacher Substitutes?

11164757_10206497932583916_3464456028614437679_nI 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.


3 thoughts on “Koonlaba: What Do You Think About Schools Eliminating Teacher Substitutes?

  1. I wonder if its success would lead to eliminating teachers, as well. The logic is the same. I think “No”, based on those grounds.

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