Will $500 Oil Drive Schools Online?
A fast-growing number of Minnesota K-12 students are migrating from the classroom to a home computer, in what some experts say is the vanguard of an online education revolution that's altering how and where many students learn.
Enrollment in full- and part-time public online programs has nearly doubled in a two-year period -- going from 4,500 to 8,000 students last year, about 1 percent of the state's student body.
Advocates say online courses reach students for whom classrooms can be social or logistical minefields: teen moms, elite athletes, bully victims. Many previously home-schooled students now take courses online.
The issue with this trend is that it drives job cuts, less real estate utilization, and more efficient distribution requiring much less fuel usage......when you have an economy structured for growth, the consequences are disruptive and convulsive.
The industrial age is dying quickly....the question is how will society move into the digital age.
Detroit and Kansas City shuttering half the public schools.
Colombus Ohio leveling over a millions square feet of retail space.
Netflix shuttering millions of square feet of video store space.
It is not the end of the world, simply the end of a world as we know it.