Are classroom sizes hurting students?
from By: Patrick Gleeson (commentary)
Is there some point beyond which every student added to a classroom reduces the overall result? As a former teacher, I've watched the growing debate over class size in American primary and secondary education with interest and some alarm. My instinctive response is that class size does matter and that we're headed in the wrong direction, but does the evidence bear this out? A National Education Association study, for example, reported that funding cuts for education required increasing class size limits in Georgia and Fairfax County, Virginia, which already had larger-than-average class sizes.
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