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How many students do you think should be in an elementary school classroom?


Education has changed quite a bit over the years. There is a huge emphasis on testing and improving students' scores. During my 13 years of teaching, grades 3, 4, 5, and 5th grade gifted, every general education class size has been between 26 to 33 students. From my experience in working with small groups, I feel smaller class size in elemenatary school is key to better student performance. What are your thoughts?

 

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Paul Richard Kuehn (Paul Kuehn) says

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    Rosie writes 4 years ago

    Wow, 42 students seems outrageous. It must be very challenging. Thanks for sharing and for your input.

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    Rosie writes 4 years ago

    Yes, I agree. There are also a higher number of children who have emotional and attention disorders. Dealing with behavior issues takes up instructional time. Thanks for sharing and for giving your opinion.