Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has indicated that she supports online education. According to an article by Madison Bennett in The Daily Iowan:

Among national sputter over budget cuts to higher-education programs, Michele Bachmann says the Internet is the answer. “There’s no question that higher education has outstripped costs,” she said. “So I’m really looking forward to exploring new ways of delivering higher education.”

Increasing online education, which she called “relatively free and accessible to almost any student,” is the way to compensate for a loss of funding, she said.

Bachmann, who in 2008 called for a new McCarthyism, is a highly divisive figure considering running for president next year.

This is probably not the sort of endorsement likely to make the concept of online education look more legitimate. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer

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