By Corey Hess and Allie Margulies
INDIANA -- Cyber-schooling has its critics.
"I don't know why you would ever want to plug a primary student into a computer for their learning," wondered former Indiana Area School District Superintendent Kathleen R. Kelley in a 2004 newspaper interview. "Certainly, it can be an aid. But children are hands-on. They need to be actively involved in the learning process."
Anne Cope, mother of two cyber-schooled boys in Indiana borough, disagrees. Both of her sons - junior-high-school age Brendan and primary-school age Sam -- attend the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, based in Montgomery County. They attend online.