CAN YOU FORM A SCHOOL POD WITHOUT FUELING INEQUALITY? THESE GROUPS ARE TRYING. Angie Evans was determined to make online learning for her children better this fall…. But like many parents around the country, her race to join with other like-minded families in so-called pandemic pods was soon derailed by fears that she was teaming with the haves and leaving out the have-nots. In some cases, these pods have become the latest flashpoint in the national debate around race and privilege.