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Privileged parents form COVID
pandemic pods that widen
education gaps. We can do better.

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/16/2020 6:15:27 PM

I saw a Tesla with #BlackLivesMatter written on the rear windshield the other day. It appeared to be a parent picking up their kid from a “pandemic pod,” which, if you’re not familiar, is a small cluster of families who pool resources to hire a private tutor, who may be a parent. These pods are very popular among my neighbors in the Bay Area of California. Nearby I could see a YMCA, which provides child care and after-school programming. It had shut down due to COVID-19. I’m not the first to point out that pods are emblematic of educational inequity


Do better apparently means don't let some students keep learning and excelling.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 8/16/2020 6:20:04 PM (No. 512159)
Let's all be garbage collectors. Will that fix things? Glad I will be DEAD within 20 years.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FourMom 8/16/2020 6:29:06 PM (No. 512167)
Or maybe just reopen the schools and handicap everyone equally.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HPmatt 8/16/2020 6:40:39 PM (No. 512179)
Pull’em all down comrade. Except the Party member kids...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 8/16/2020 6:40:40 PM (No. 512180)
Anywhere that the teacher's union is involved, you'll have a terrible learning environment.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: coyote 8/16/2020 6:40:49 PM (No. 512181)
A toxic brew of envy and resentment poisons the life of many.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: StrikingViking 8/16/2020 6:46:59 PM (No. 512188)
Parents who worked hard at school, who worked hard at their jobs, and didn't blow their money on their own pleasure have the "privilege" of paying for a public education that doesn't exist and paying for private teachers for their children. Of course Kalifornia parents could agree to the extortionate demands of the state's teachers' union and 1) Defund the police, 2) Enact Medicare for All, and 3) Outlaw charter schools. The teachers might just admit that they are essential workers and must go to work like all the other essential workers (e.g. supermarket clerks, police, fire fighters, medical care providers, bus drivers, truck drivers, sanitation workers, etc.) Oh, the horror!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 8/16/2020 6:55:46 PM (No. 512195)
Privalige my arse! They are AFRAID to have parents say ENOUGH and take firm control of their children's education.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: edgar 8/16/2020 7:08:42 PM (No. 512204)
So, it is a privilege to invest time in your kid's learning? That's a new one for me. My wife and I spent many a night supporting our children when they were in the public school system. That was time we chose to help them learn and become better students. The investment paid off. They are successful professionals and when they have children, they know what it is to be a good parent and to support their own children's learning. Don't blame us if you suck as a parent.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/16/2020 7:10:25 PM (No. 512208)
How about some privileged wanna stay at home teachers getting off their rear ends instead of moaning continuously?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 8/16/2020 7:13:55 PM (No. 512212)
It's the ultimate in the Nazi do gooders telling us what we can and cannot do. The depths of their depravity are astounding. But, but, but... IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MMC 8/16/2020 7:14:41 PM (No. 512214)
It is fear of losing control and finding out what an utter waste of time public education has become.. The NEA will become even more boisterous and nasty... 2020 has been very revealing of character..
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TJ54 8/16/2020 7:37:45 PM (No. 512240)
Why was this libtard not complaining when the Obozos sent their daughters to Sidwell?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/16/2020 7:37:47 PM (No. 512241)
There is one simple, fair and effective solution- - vouchers for all. Trump supports it, lots of inner city folks support it. The education funding goes with the student, to whatever school the parents choose. Crummy schools would lose their students to effective schools. But, it would collapse the terrible government schools, so the teacher's union fights it tooth and nail.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 8/16/2020 7:49:00 PM (No. 512250)
By all means, let's outlaw the pods. /s
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/16/2020 8:18:29 PM (No. 512269)
My daughter's rich friend is hiring a private tutor. My ultra uber prog niece is going to have to homeschool her son since the schools where she lives are not opening. I am sick and tired of it all and I'm adding teachers to politicians and journalists to my list of despicables.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: msts 8/16/2020 8:41:31 PM (No. 512281)
If the US average per child cost for K-12 is $10-15K, why shouldnt a qualified teacher, that is someone who knows what and how to teach, be able to gather a half dozen kids, get that $12.5K for each kids from the state and make 80K? Why do we say big box stores are archaic but big box schools arent?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/16/2020 9:06:28 PM (No. 512297)
Another in a long line of white guilt/privilage screech. As if the property taxes that pay for poor kids education from those privliged enough to work hard and own property has gone away. These people are paying double to educate their kids. Its not their fault goobernment schools are failures. Want to fix the problem? Fix the school systems.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 8/16/2020 9:40:41 PM (No. 512312)
I don't think there's a law against bLACK pods, is there?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bobn.t 8/16/2020 9:56:36 PM (No. 512316)
Watching "Big Brother" tonight - Got a big brother CBS dose of BLM and anti-white sentiment.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bobn.t 8/16/2020 10:05:58 PM (No. 512319)
Poor blacks, wallowing in self-pity and color-hatred. Get over it. Make your owm way in life. At on job, a black Air force major was always happy and cheerful, always daid good morning... In thr same job, a black janitor was exhibited anger, and unhappiness. The difference. The major got an education,, the same opportunities the janitor had. Whose to blame - the janitor. His life choices
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Reply 21 - Posted by: tsquare 8/16/2020 10:43:28 PM (No. 512346)
The techno author wants a techno solution to a problem that techno cannot solve. Some children are blessed with parents with high expectations for their kids, and are willing to give time, money, and support to the children to have been blessed with. Remote teaching with remotely connected parents did not work In the spring 2020 semester, it would be foolish to think that even more technology would be successful. Perhaps the model that does work is lectures by a very good teacher on youtube (we only need one algebra teacher, for example, for the entire country), with distributed pods of led by teachers aides.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/17/2020 2:07:01 AM (No. 512440)
Could we introduce these white privilege parents and teachers to the young man beating the heck out of the ATM in Chicago in the above post?
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