Wake parents join forces to advertise for private teacher
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." It's an example of how parents are hedging their bets while the Wake County Board of Education considers whether in-person instruction is safe to start the school year.
A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 95,000. PARENTS ARE WEIGHING THEIR OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOOL FOR THEIR KIDS IN THE PANDEMIC AND SOME ARE NOW TURNING TO WHAT IS CALLED MICRO SCHOOLING BUT IT IS THE NEWEST BUZZWORD AND EDUCATION AND ONE WITH A VERY BROAD MEETING. WITH TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLING STILL UNCERTAIN TO SAY THE LEAST WRAL'S BRYAN MIMS TELLS US SOME PARENTS ARE HEDGING THEIR BETS.>>REPORTER: HELP WANTED THIS AD FOR TEACHING POSITION ON THE WEBSITE INDI.COM IS ASKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PRIVATE TEACHER TO GUIDE A SMALL GROUP OF THIRD-GRADERS THROUGH THEIR WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRICULUM AND THE JOB IS POSTED BY GROUP OF PARENTS SAYING THEY ARE IN RALEIGH'S LACEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT. >> I'VE SEEN A COUPLE OF THOSE.>> DALTON PERKINSON IS A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AND LIKE MANY TEACHERS HE WORKS OTHER PART-TIME JOBS. I SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS TO MAKE MONEY, I'M WORKING MY SECOND JOB RIGHT NOW DURING THE SUMMER BUT>> THE POSITION IS ADVERTISES 20 HOURS A WEEK, TWO WEEKS OUT OF THREE THAT WOULD MATCH WHAT WAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CONTEMPLATING UNDER PLAN B THE FISCAL SYSTEM GOES 100% VIRTUAL LEARNING THE JOB COULD BE FULL- TIME.>> I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH MORE FLAMMABLE IS BEING ABLE TO AFFORD TUTORING>> COULD IT CREATE A GAP BETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS? >> IT HAS ALWAYS EXISTED BUT IT WOULD AMPLIFY THAT WITH THE PRE- EXISTING TRUTH OF OUR SOCIETY.>> HE DOESN'T THINK WE ARE SEEING THE END OF TRADITIONAL SCHOOLING AND IT IS JUST ANOTHER TREND IN A TRADITIONALLY TRENDY BUSINESS.>> IF IT IS SOMETHING NEW THAT WE NEVER PLAYED AROUND WITH WE WILL SEE.>> SEE IF ANY MORE THESE TEACHING JOBS POP UP INDEED. BRYAN MIMS W ARYEL NEWS RALEIGH. >>> WE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE REP WHO POSTED THIS AND HE THINKS IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR RETIRED