That’s not to say it’s the only option or even the best option when it comes to picking a school. Some skeptics feel there’s still a lot to learn about the effectiveness of online courses. Stanford Education Professor Deborah Stipek tells Parents magazine, “School settings where children can interact and learn to cooperate with peers may be important for developing social skills, at least for some children.” Like all parental decisions, choosing the right school path for your kids can be complicated. But there’s never been a better time to get smarter about your options. So here are 15 benefits of online education and why it just might be a great fit for your family.