Mom and Dad Are Fighting

So … You Want to Be a Home-Schooler?

Home school and learning pods may be the safest option for your family. But is it socially responsible?

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan, and Elizabeth debate the pros and cons of learning pods and home schooling for the upcoming school year. Why are people doing it? Whom does it benefit? Whom does it harm? Then, for parents who have decided to home-school their own children due to health concerns, Elizabeth talks Home Schooling 101 with two home school extraordinaires: Monica Olivera of MommyMaestra and Latonya Moore of Joy in the Ordinary.

In Slate Plus: Allison Benedikt debriefs Dan on her kids’ in-person summer camp experience. Sign up for Slate Plus.

Recommendations:

Dan recommends the board game Betrayal at House on the Hill.

Elizabeth recommends a kid-friendly meditation device called Zenimal.

Jamilah recommends The Kids Are Asleep. Stream the hilarious Slate Live show via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Additional Recommendations:
The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’ ” by Clara Totenberg Green
Homeschool Laws by State
Rainbow Resource Center

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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Jamilah Lemieux, Dan Kois, and Elizabeth Newcamp share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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