SlayerDave wrote:Also, re: class size, it's true that Finland does quite well with class sizes smaller than ours. However, other nations that also do well, such as Japan and Korea, have class sizes larger than the U.S.
Personally, I think focus on class size is misguided and a distraction.
It's been declining in the U.S. for some time, with little corresponding improvement.
http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchi ... cators.pdf
Not sure on that one either. Class sizes have been going up in the USA and test scores down. Research study after study shows that a class with 20 students will do better than a class of 30 students.
The link you show talks more about the cost of facilities to meet the lower students per teacher ratio and not the actual results of fewer students per class.