While Meridian Learning empathizes with families seeking temporary alternatives to traditional public school, it’s important to note that pandemic pods and microschools are not the same. Our organization is concerned that the alignment of temporary pandemic pods with professional, long-standing microschools will hurt the authentic grassroots microschool movement, which has its roots in homeschooling and prides itself on its unique ability to establish meaningful, sustainable learning communities focused on whole child well-being. Our mission is to preserve and honor that history, not further the inequity. Grassroots microschools serve a variety of children and families, including those in underserved areas and those whose needs are not being met by the current system. Please see our online resources and join our network to learn directly from the invested microschool community leaders working to establish an education system of the people, by the people and for the people.
Our founder and director discusses the grassroots microschool movement, as well as the differences between pandemic pods and microschools, on this episode of Reinventing.School with Howard Blumenthal.
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