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Mar 1, 2022

Teachers and doctors are confronting similar challenges related to institutional bureaucracy and rising levels of professional burnout. Teachers, in particular, have been quitting at record rates over the past two years, leading to a nationwide teacher shortage. Some of these teachers are leaving the education sector entirely, but more of them are striking out on their own to create microschools, tutoring programs, and other educational services. 

Entrepreneurs like Josh and Kirk Umbehr are helping individuals to build these new models. The Kansas-based brothers are the cofounders of, a learning management platform for teachers who are creating new educational programs. The pair launched a similar platform,, several years ago when Josh, a family physician, realized the growing demand for direct primary care practices.

Today, doctors and teachers are exiting entrenched institutions and building exciting, new models that offer greater freedom and flexibility for all.

More Patients Turning to 'Direct Primary Care' (WebMD article featuring

Got Teacher Burnout? Launch A Microschool ( article)