Why do schools still exist?Watch
Students from all over the world arrive at their schools each morning to learn something new. But while teachers can educate them on matters such as History, Math, English and Literature, the internet can teach them so many more different subjects. Nothing teachers teach, can't already be found on the internet.
Nevertheless, school is essential, as not only is it a place to learn, but a place to make lifelong friendships and possibly educate students on love, loss and bullying. For some students, school is somewhere they can go to unwind with their friends, escape from a troubled situation at home and confide their fears to teachers. Yet for others it can seem scary and challenging, particularly when bullies target them, because they have nothing better to do with their time, except causing discomfort to those less confident than themselves.
A successful future begins with learning. Education can happen anywhere, regardless if it's in a classroom or behind a screen. People can reflect on their education and feel proud that they had the courage to try. However, when online courses educate students, they are primarily alone, which can sometimes feel daunting and less dignifying than those who went to school.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Online courses and schooling can both contribute to a successful future.
We also know that most aren't going to learn as much if it were a purely online education system, they would just end up on Warzone.