The 74spoke with Black mothers who found microschooling to be a boon to their children, who could be taught by people who looked like them and who could devote more attention to their needs.
Prenda’s business model…
… is to supply microschools with educational materials, admin tools, and guidance. Accredited teachers oversee students’ progress, while classrooms are run by “guides” (e.g., parents, community members), perTechCrunch.
These efforts are financed by parents, school districts, or other organizations that fund schools.
… including the National Education Association — the teachers’ union released a report criticizing several elements of Prenda’s business model and operation. (That report was itself criticized in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.)
Regardless, Prenda’s growing business indicates more parents are looking for innovation in their children’s education.