Microschooling for the Masses? Interview with Dr. Kerry McDonald
Kerry McDonald of the Foundation for Economic Education conducted this interview with our Ashley Campbell and Don Soifer to talk about Partnership Microschooling, how it works, and why it is regarded as holding such strong potential as an emergent sector of American education.
From Dr. McDonald’s program description: Microschooling, and its various iterations including learning pods and hybrid homeschools, is swiftly and dramatically changing the face of education across the US. Microschools are modern twists on the quaint, one-room schoolhouse model, where small, typically multi-age groups of students learn together in more intimate educational settings, including private homes and small community spaces, with individualized curriculum and personalized attention from adult educators and mentors.
The microschooling movement was gaining traction before 2020, but interest in this innovative education model has accelerated over the past two years, as Don Soifer and Ashley Campbell have witnessed first-hand.
Don and Ashley lead MicroschoolingNV, a non-profit organization that developed a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership microschool with the City of North Las Vegas. They have continued their work as leaders in the microschooling movement, helping individuals, businesses, and municipalities across the country to launch microschools.
In 2021, MicroschoolingNV won the prestigious Ed-Prize award for their efforts.
Listen to the interview here: Microschooling for the Masses