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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:28 PM

"Pandemic Pods" groups hiring teachers to teach at home.

For parents who can afford it, a solution for fall: Bring the teachers to them


Fed up with remote education, parents who can pay have a new plan for fall: import teachers to their homes.

This goes beyond tutoring. In some cases, families are teaming up to form “pandemic pods,” where clusters of students receive professional instruction for several hours each day. It’s a 2020 version of the one-room schoolhouse, privately funded.


This is a thing now'
Across the country, families are gathering with strangers in Facebook groups and friends over text messages to make matches. Teachers are being recruited, sometimes furtively, to work with small clusters of children. A Facebook group dedicated to helping families connect and learn how to do this drew 3,400 members in nine days, with at least seven local groups already spun off.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/fall-remote-private-teacher-pods/2020/07/17/9956ff28-c77f-11ea-8ffe-372be8d82298_story.html

She said the prices start at $25 or $30 an hour for a college or graduate student. A trained tutor would cost $50 to $100 per hour. The premium option — poaching a teacher from a public school — could cost as much as $100,000 for a year, she said.

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Reply "Pandemic Pods" groups hiring teachers to teach at home. (Original post)
underpants Jul 2020 OP
samnsara Jul 2020 #1
Nevilledog Jul 2020 #2
tanyev Jul 2020 #3
Phoenix61 Jul 2020 #4
Squinch Jul 2020 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:32 PM

1. i had thought of this as well..its like a private tutor but cheaper and hopefully considered

..student teaching or field placement credits.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:35 PM

2. Stuff like this will kill public schools.

Funding is totally dependant of enrollment.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:38 PM

3. Seems like just as much Covid risk.

How do you know if everyone in your pod is truly being as diligent as they claim?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 06:44 PM

4. They'll all be friends/neighbors who do this.

If you’re willing to shell out that kind of money it’s because you’re serious about keeping your little tyke corona free.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 08:41 PM

5. That was my first thought too. I wouldn't do it.

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