Do Pods & Public Schools Have to Be at Odds?

Mar 11, 2021

4:00pm – 4:30pm CT

Critics of the learning pod movement point to the inability of low and middle-income parents to afford the high cost of hiring a teacher for a small group of students, and concerns of extracting resources from public schools. But, if public dollars could offset costs to enable more equitable participation in learning pods — and districts embraced them as a way to support more individualized instruction — could this COVID-19 trend emerge as a long-term solution for improving educational outcomes?

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Jeremiah Cota

San Carlos Micro School

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Mia Pritts


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Teresa Ruiz

New Jersey Senate