The rolling COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns leave some parents unhappy with their public schooling options — Zoom classrooms or sending your kid into a crowd — so they’ve decided to pay for a small-group education supplement sessions dubbed learning pods. Oakland elementary schools principals warn that what a Heritage Foundation expert calls “civil society in action” could create “feelings of exclusion” among students trapped at home staring at a screen. Are these well-to-do parents exercising their wealth privilege to exacerbate the savage inequality already inherent in America?
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