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I'm afraid sizes are going to go back up to the levels of the 60s and 70s. In so many ways education is being forced backwards without having the ability to remove the seriously disruptive students and with less support from home. It does seem as though the people with all the power and money are on a mission to shut down schools altogether. I'm so sad to see all the gains that were made over the 40 years of my years of teaching to be swept away so swiftly.
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men I was in first grade in the late 50's and I counted the students in my class picture - 42. I remember there was one boy who had to go up to the teacher's desk each day to learn how to talk. There was no special ed teachers in the school so children of all levels attended with the one teacher. My older brother's fourth grade class that year had 55 s...See More
Jun 16, 2011
Bridget I teach is a VERY small, rural community... We have roughly 150 kids in our K-12 school. My class this past year was only 7 kids... However, I may sound crazy when I say this was my worst year ever!!! This class had every emotional problem you can think of... In 14 years of teaching, I've never had such a mess. I hope for their sake, they gain some...See More
Jun 16, 2011
ncteach Sadly, if students were raised to respect educators and schools could actually discipline students, it might not be so terrible to have large classes. However, considering I had to make several phone calls/write many emails every week to parents of students who were disruptive and disrespectful (and no changes in behavior occurred after the parent ...See More
Jun 19, 2011
unknown On 6/19/11, ncteach wrote: > Sadly, if students were raised to respect educators and schools > could actually discipline students, it might not be so terrible to > have large classes. However, considering I had to make several > phone calls/write many emails every week to parents of students > who were disruptive and disrespectful (a...See More
Aug 29, 2011
Justme On 6/16/11, Aunty M wrote: > I'm afraid sizes are going to go back up to the levels of > the 60s and 70s. In so many ways education is being forced > backwards without having the ability to remove the > seriously disruptive students and with less support from > home. It does seem as though the people with all the power > and money...See More
Jun 6, 2012


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