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    Mr. James LandahlOct 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Great article and the subject matter is an issue many school districts in the State are struggling with today. We have had the luxury of time(years to measure results) of class size and its effect or corelation to student performance. The majority of evidence points to lower class size better performance. Now your top students will perform well even in failing schools but its the average to lower end student or someone who is easly distracted that is most effected by larger class sizes less access to one on once intervention. The question any community has to ask itself; is the investment in more sections/lower class sizes worth the dividend it will pay to society if the result is a larger successful student population. Of course there are many other factors that contribute to a school that produces posititve outcomes but class size is a key performance indicator especially if your student demographic is made up of a wide variety of learning abilities. Keep doing your homework, investigate the pros and cons regarding the issue and ask questions!

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    Sarah JohnsonOct 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Nice writing, Rachel! I am wondering about students’ feelings regarding class size. How are you all feeling about this change?

    You might be interested in Opinion Editor Kate Alak’s column earlier this year:

    -D. Mancoff

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