With the school year already underway for some and nearing for others, many parents find themselves disillusioned by last Spring’s virtual learning experience and are looking for an alternative. While the government’s proposal of in-person learning at traditional institutions appears to be a controversial choice, the idea of “pod schooling” has peaked and is viewed more favorably among care-givers and educators alike.
Pod schools, a group of three to 10 students under the instruction of a parent or hired teacher administered in a home, has taken many faces. For some, pod schooling can cost upwards of $25,000/year, boasting smaller class sizes and top academic talent. However, due to concerns of inequity, similar to its inception, pod schooling is evolving to meet the needs of low-come families and single-parent households as well. Parent share schooling, where parents rotate instructor responsibilities in place of hiring one, is in high demand. Top public schools revered for their expeditionary learning curriculums are also picking up the slack by partnering with school districts to organize classes of seven to eight for families who would like to participate.
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