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In Many Schools, Larger Classes Are The Norm, Not The Exception

Dec 24, 2013

Class size is an ongoing challenge for school districts around the country. The New York Times reports that though the recession has ended, the impact of budget and staff cuts is still being felt in the classroom. Many districts have had to increase their student-t0-teacher ratio.

In North Texas, hundreds of elementary schools were granted waivers from the state, The Dallas Morning News reported earlier this year. Dallas ISD applied for more than 200 waivers from the 22 students-per-classroom state cap. Suburban districts like Plano and Richardson ISDs also sought waivers.

How are teachers and students adapting? Do more kids equal more distractions? Does it affect teaching and learning? Chime in below.

Via The New York Times: Subtract Teachers, Add Pupils: Math of Today’s Jammed School