^ I completely believe that about the more introverted kids, I was one of them, and I HATED school, because of the cliques/popularity contests etc...how someone could be "better" than you, immune from punishment and the need to excel academically because they were good at a sport or pretty etc, drove me nuts, I would have KILLED to have been able to go to school online and not have to deal with the social aspects of school, I was far from friendless, but dealing with all the day to day drama turned me off to the whole idea of school. Virtual would allow people to truly develop as people, not strive to fit into a group they may or may not wish to be a part of, just to make your 6 hr sentence per day bearable. I was socialized before I went to school, as my parents had their heads pulled out of their asses, no need for the drama/lord of the flies shit that kids who don't fit certain "types" experienced. Plus, if you are a quick learner, you could graduate early, and get on to work or higher education faster, while you are still young and strong, and your mind is at it's sharpest. Virtual makes all the sense in the world to me, only issue I see is to see that the digital divide is closed so all have equal access.