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April 19, 2021, by Janna Reynolds
Does virtual school offer enough? I read with interest, and increasing dismay, the article on the opening of St. Vincent de Paul Virtual Academy (Catholic Virginian, March 22). There is no doubt that it will be a good fit for a “student with a chronic illness” and other special cases, but for those regular students who may attend, does it offer enough? Academics are important, but there is another side of education that is equally important —learning how to get along with other people. That is not learned sitting behind a desk at home. I doubt that any of my four brothers would have grown into the fine, caring men they became if not for the discipline, training and camaraderie…


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