Friday, March 19, 2010

Class size

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Class size


Even in modern education we are taught that the ideal school class size is about a dozen, and never more than two dozen at the most.

Even the teachers whose business is education have discovered this through years of experience and we should be able to take a tip from their common sense.

Enormous high schools and mammoth universities have become heartless machines, producing unguided students.

There was more individual attention — much more than in the school.

You just can't produce that kind of product with the massive machinery, mass production and rapid, hasty, impersonal assembly-line type of an operation of our present educational systems. It's impossible.

They have come out in identical molds of dead, lifeless, mindless, leaden robots.

Ted Rudow III,MA

Encina Ave

Palo Alto

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