Early learning pod.So many questions. Will public schools be safe? Will the masking and other requirements be too onerous? Will they really learn online? Plus, the teacher unions have gone mad. The politicians, who have always been mad, are playing politics with your child's future. Now of course is an opportunity to shift away from government schools to something more under your control. David Henderson, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, writes:
Many will opt instead to home-school. This summer, parents have had time to plan for the fall. Many of them are forming “learning pods,” which are small groups of families getting together to hire a teacher or a tutor to teach their kids.
What if, as I predict, home-schooling works, on average, better than the public schools before the pandemic? Once the pandemic ends, many parents will want to continue with home-schooling. A poll taken in May of 626 parents found 40.8% of them saying they were more likely than before the pandemic to enroll their child in “a home school, a neighborhood home-school co-op, or a virtual school” once the lockdowns ended.Everything is in flux, including parents working at home, which changes the equation on who will watch after Junior during the day. Here are some resources if you want to look into homeschooling.
- Homeschooling Basics
- How to Start Homeschooling
- Distance Learning Pods: A New Parent Frontier for the Fall
- The Home School Mom
- How to Homeschool