Families Priced Out of “Learning Pods” Seek Alternatives

The New York Times | Abby Goodnough

“Hiring a tutor is expensive, even if it’s divvied up between a couple of families…Upper middle-class families can afford that, but most inner-city, lower-income families can’t afford an extra $200 to $300 a week. You’re talking anywhere between $800 and $1,200 a month — that’s some people’s rent.”

Learning pods, where a group of families hires a teacher for in-home education to replace or supplement remote learning, is becoming a popular option for families of means this fall. Unfortunately, many families can not afford this expensive alternative. The New York Times looks into how parents are weighing their options.

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