Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article describes the current state of 'pods', small groups of students formed from relatively affluent families assembled in order "to preserve some in-person support, community, and normalcy in an otherwise abnormal year." While the headline suggests that pods are a going concern, the body of the article suggests otherwise. "Many families... pulled out of their pods last year because they found them unsustainable for any number of reasons." The exception exists where there is institutional support, but instead of serving the affluent, "some of the most robust pod experiments have taken place in school districts disproportionately serving low-income and minority students."

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