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No Common Denominator

Edwize blogger Maisie is a bit confused. She thought that class size reduction actually meant reducing the number of kids in the classroom. Luckily, the New York City Department of Education set her straight:

Based on the class size data that the Department of Education released last week, they’ve been thinking a tad more incrementally. Like, this year average K-3 classes were reduced by about two-tenths of a child. Grades 4-5 are down six-tenths of a child; middle schools are down seven-tenths of one kid.

For Maisie, these statistics are more than just numbers:

It’s not human to teach or learn in classrooms this large packed with young and often very needy students. Not human at all.
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