pjbogart wrote:Earthling wrote:My newphew is in a 7th grade class in Madison. He has 46 kids in his class and 3 full time teachers for this one huge class. Why is this class not split up? I showed up at the school one day as I was on that side of town and my sister had forgetten to give him money for some school dance or something. I walked in the classroom and one teacher was standing at the front instructing with most of the lights out writing on an overhead projector. The other was sitting in the back doing paperwork, and the third wasn't even in the room. No wonder our schools are failing.
Well, based upon your real life experience, the problem is clearly that the teachers are overpaid and the school is overfunded. If we were to massively cut education spending, I think you'd find your nephew's educational progress improve a great deal.
Typical response: Completely ignores the fact that there were 3 teachers assigned to these children yet only one of them was doing anything.