As numerous studies have shown and as parentsand teachers have long known, students insmaller classes learn more in school, are moreengaged, and are less likely to drop out or causedisciplinary problems.LouAnne Johnson, the teacher who inspiredthe movie “Dangerous Minds,” wrote: Class size reduction is one of four K-12education reforms that have been proven towork, according to the Institute of EducationSciences, the research arm of the United StatesDepartment of Education. It also has been
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“When classes are small enoughto allow individual student-teacher interaction, a minor miracle occurs:Teachers teach and students learn.“
shown to significantly narrow the achieve-ment gap between racial and ethnic groups.New York’s highest court ruled that NYCstudents were deprived of their constitutionalright to an adequate education, due toexcessive class sizes. And yet class sizes haveincreased sharply over the last four years, andin grades K-3 are now the largest they havebeen in over a decade.
This is a worsening crisis that that should not be allowed to continue.