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Parents who fled public virtual schools in Nashville for private finding out they’re now paying for virtuals schools

School started virtually-only in Nashville what seems like thirty two years ago, although it’s probably only been a couple of months at this point. Parents who could afford it ended up pulling their kids out of public schools and putting them into private schools for in-person learning / babysitting / you cannot have a job and deal with Metro’s virtual option if you’ve got young children.

For several weeks, quietly, some of these private schools have closed and gone virtual-only for classes as, well, guess what. Covid-19 doesn’t care about your income. So now many parents who forked over money to get an in-person experience in Nashville are forking over money to hope the private schools can actually keep their kid’s interest, and in the same boat they were in before pulling their kids out of public schools.

Not naming names, as I’m not about shaming schools and there are valid reasons (really, it’s impossible if you’ve got younger kids, you’re nothing but tech support for MNPS,) but yeah. I’d be rich pissed if I were in this situation. But nothing you can do about it really other than hire someone to come and sit with your kids on a daily basis and help them with the schooling, because it’s not getting done any other way.

Tuition paid with expectation of in person learning, shut down by covid-19 because schools didn’t invest enough in barriers, PPE, or just kids like coughing on kids and can’t talk below a low scream which propels the virus everywhere.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.