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General News    H4'ed 1/11/19

Why 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are ready to strike over huge class sizes

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Research shows class size matters Common sense tells you that smaller class sizes means more individualized attention and less classroom management issues, resulting in improved student ...
Research shows class size matters Common sense tells you that smaller class sizes means more individualized attention and less classroom management issues, resulting in improved student ...
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Research conclusively shows that small classes benefit all students, but especially disadvantaged students of color, who reap twice the benefit from small classes. To add insult to injury, the district’s latest offer  increases the contractual maximum class sizes from 30 to 34 students per class in grades 4 and 5, and to 37 students per class in most middle school and high schools. LAUSD website supports the union’s position that average class sizes are probably far larger than 26 in every grade but K-3, with averages of more than 30 students per class in grades 4 through 8, and more than 40 in high school classes. 40% of L A thus,-- the argument currently is not about average class sizes but maximum class sizes — and more specifically, whether the district should adhere to any limits on class size at all. public schools have 30 or more students per class on average.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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