Nearly half (49 percent) of the public school parents who approve of online learning say they'd be comfortable with having their high-school-age kids take most of their high school courses online. This insight comes from the latest edition of the Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.

Those findings heartened some supporters of virtual schooling, but the poll also contained results less welcome to cyberschool advocates. According to the well-respected annual education poll, only about one-third of parents of public-school children say they approve of cyber education—that is, education


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