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Disrupting Ed-Tech: Amar Kumar's Vision for a More Engaging and Accessible Education System

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Amar Kumar is the Founder & CEO of KaiPod Learning, an Ed-tech startup helping parents take back control over their child's education. It offers in-person learning pods for online learners and homeschoolers with enrichment, academic support, and socialization. In this episode Amar shares the current struggles of teachers and how the system is failing both them and the students. He presents an innovative solution through micro-schools — smaller, community-centric educational units run by passionate educators — and talks about his startup, which aims to blend the benefits of digital education with the engagement of in-person experiences. Amar and KJ explore the value of fostering independence and self-determination within learners. The conversation evolves towards the objective of creating a national network of grassroots micro-schools to revolutionize the current education system.

 

Key Takeaways:

05:34 The Problems with Traditional Education System

07:31 The Impact of COVID-19 on Education

22:27 The Impact of Micro Schools on Children's Health

23:53 The Birth of KaiPod: A New Approach to Education

26:52 The Dire State of Traditional Education

34:09 Work-Life Harmony: Balancing Passion and Parenthood

 

Quote of the Show (11:30):

"We are asking teachers to do an impossible job. We’re saying, by the way, build some relationships with families, go to this volunteer event. You could pay teachers $250,000 a year and it would still be a job where people burn out.” – Amar Kumar

 

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Ways to connect with Amar Kumar:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kumaramar/

Company Website: https://www.kaipodlearning.com/

 

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