More parents consider 'micro-schooling' to keep kids on track and back-to-work
Parents are weighing their options when it comes to school for their kids amid the pandemic. Some are turning to "micro-schooling," a buzzword with very broad meaning.Posted — Updated
An online job posting for a teacher reads, "We are looking for a private teacher to guide a small group of third graders through their Wake County Public Schools curriculum.”
One such job was posted by a group of parents saying their children are enrolled in Raleigh's Lacy Elementary School.
Parents have turned to social media to help find those interested in micro-schooling.
Jan Tu is a facilitator. She has to choose between four families who have shown interest but she's still looking for the perfect fit.
"I got laid off my job in early March. Two calls to unemployment and nothing as shown up yet," said Tu. ""I am not necessarily going with who is going to pay me the most. I want a balance of restocking my savings and staying safe."
Educators worry micro-schooling will further the achievement gap for disadvantaged students.
"Remote learning will never be equitable for all," explained West Lake Middle School teacher Ayanna Thompson.
Some parents say it's their only choice.
"I feel like everybody is doing everything they can," said Sara Coats, a Wake Schools parent.
A tough decision at a tough time with tough days still ahead.
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