Your editorial related to the need for connection between schools and employers is most important and critical (“Our View: Employers and schools should get on the same page,” Dec. 18).

It touches on the importance of workers having the ability to grow and adapt when circumstances change. I question whether virtual learning can foster these important abilities.

Some of Maine’s schools are adopting virtual education in grades 7 to 12. Then these students may go on to higher education using this same delivery system, which precludes any in-person interaction with teachers and fellow students. It seems to me that growth and adaptability in workers and job demands are not fostered with virtual learning.

Thank you for your editorial related to the importance of schools and employers getting on the same page. Take notice, educators and commissioners of education!

Patricia Clark

Topsham