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Smaller class size is definitely a goal to aim for. In my 25 years of teaching, I have found that on the whole smaller class sizes lead to a more positive class atmosphere, allow teachers to pay closer attention to individual student needs, and result in better student focus and achievement, and allow for more creative lesson opportunities and experimentation, because management is easier.

For 16 years I taught in Baltimore City secondary schools where my classes ranged from 20 to 30 students. Now I am retired and substituted in a rural PA high school where classes range from 10 to 20 students. There is no question that the educational atmosphere is more orderly, focused, and positive in the later.

Of course there are many reasons for this but class size is certainly a factor. Class size is basically a function of school funding.

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