Knowledge is power, and for a little while, it’ll also be free … so long as you use the online company hooking up parents with a homeschooling curriculum.
That’s right — panic-stricken moms and dads scrambling to keep their children learning and up to date in their academics, now have a free option for online education from a company called Calvert.
While several millions of households are dealing with closed schools due to the coronavirus … Calvert is offering its online homeschool system for free for the next 3 months. Starting Tuesday night, Calvert will allow parents to sign up and use their services to teach their kids.
Calvert tells us it started with a 30-day free trial — but, presumably, because of the overwhelming amount of new users … they decided to extend that through July. At that point, parents will have to pay.
The company offers K-12 course bundle packages that normally go for anywhere from $1,300 to $2,800 for a whole year. The higher the grade level, the more subjects there are to dive into and study.
The best part — for parents who suddenly have to become teachers (ain’t so easy, is it?) — the whole thing is planned out for you, just plug in and follow along. Some manual grading might be required here and there, BTW. Old school, baby!