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More Pupils Are Learning Online, Fueling Debate on Quality

Whitehaven High, Memphis

Class time at Whitehaven High in Memphis, where every student must take a course online.

Josh Anderson for The New York Times

Jack London was the subject in Daterrius Hamilton’s online English 3 course. In a high school classroom packed with computers, he read a brief biography of London with single-paragraph excerpts from the author’s works. But the curriculum did not require him, as it had generations of English students, to wade through a tattered copy of "Call of the Wild" or "To Build a Fire."

From The New York Times
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