(From Reason.com):

By J.D. Tuccille

To bone up on Spanish for an upcoming trip, I installed the Duolingo app on my phone and tablet. My son also studies Spanish online—then again, he studieseverything at home through a mix of online instruction and printed materials. The lessons are good—the app lets me learn at my own pace, as does Anthony’s “school,” which also features a more challenging curriculum than we can find locally. The costs are reasonable: Duolingo is free, while my son’s tuition is a fraction of what the average public school spends per-pupil. And never once have we encountered a trigger warning, been cautioned over inclusive language, or been asked to create a safe space at the kitchen counter where we work (which is good, because the knife I just used to make a sandwich is awfully sharp and pointy).  CONTINUE READING HERE