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When Coronavirus forced us all indoors, online education skyrocketed.
Tens of thousands of people were left without work and so many people started to teach online. There is no lack of students, but many online teachers suffered massive pay cuts while the investors of e-learning platforms were amassing their huge profits.
Many platforms, backed by venture capital, were granted funding in 2020. The investors want to maximize profits, often at the expense of teachers who are working harder and longer with less pay. Being freelance, most online teachers are often exploited and ripped off. They feel helpless and face a “take it or leave it” workplace environment.
Discrimination also runs rampant in online education with many companies adopting unethical hiring and marketing practices that hurt both teachers and students alike. They perpetuate the ‘native-speaker’ myth. They ask for degrees regardless, even if they are not related to teaching. Teachers are getting paid according to their passport and papers rather than their expertise and experience.
MyCoolClass was founded by freelance teachers and a graphic designer who wanted a better option – a chance to own their workplace. The fair and democratic way to make this happen was to start a worker-cooperative where everyone has a voice and an equal vote in decision-making.
What started as just a thought, quickly spread to thousands of like-minded teachers from all over the world. Several people stepped up and helped make MyCoolClass a reality. We found the right people with the right skills and talents to make MyCoolClass a dream come true.
As all of us are regular working people with families who are just trying to enjoy life and pay the rent. MyCoolClass wasn’t created with lots of money, but with sweat equity, dedication, passion, and love. It was funded by donations from teachers and fellow cooperators..
MyCoolClass is not political, but we do all agree that ‘business as usual’ does not benefit most people. We also believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their nationality, race, ethnicity, language, sex, gender identity, who you love, age, religion, or faith. We are all humans and want a better world, free of hate, poverty, and violence. We want a world made for real people, not corporations.
Board of Directors
MyCoolClass has a diverse Board of Directors with a variety of talents, working closely together virtually from four continents.
Director / Operations
Director / Operations
Director / Graphic Designer
Director / Co-op Education
Director / School Admin
Director / Finance