Tuesday, April 21, 2009
smaller is not the answer!
For my arguement people say that we do not have the money to pay for extra teachers and the space needed. They say it is not needed we could find other ways to help the kids without reducing the class sizes. There is other teaching methods that have been experimented and helped, but they have not worked as well as the smaller class sizes. They argue that we would be cutting into funds that are needed in other places. These other teaching methods such as one called formative assesmemment, which would only cost 2,000 per class per year instead of the estimated 20000 for reducing class sizes. This involves stopping a few minutes after each session and talking abotu was learned, and if the student dont understand the lesson they they must go back and relearn it.