Should high school students be allowed to take online courses for remediation after they have already failed the same course with a classroom teacher? My district is currently exploring ways to save money, as many are these days. It seems that the use of online learning for purposes of remediation is a waste of money. Students seem to view the online courses as a "way out" of having to do the work expected by the classroom teacher. It appears to be a crutch to fall back on and an excuse to not do the work expected of the classroom teacher. Is it right or am I missing something here about the value of online learning for remediation purposes? Why should a district pay for students who fail a course, that was a taught by a district-paid teacher, to take the course again in online form paid for by the district again?