At the Group Training Council assembly on Sept. 22, 2014, Prof. Mark Lauterbach of Brooklyn Faculty learn a letter from seventy three professors of schooling and psychology, urging Chancellor Farina to cut back class size as a part of town’s Contract for Excellence plan. The letter points out that early education doesn’t end at the age of four, and that the benefits of most of the other DOE’s initiatives such as expanded preK and particular schooling inclusion, will doubtless be undermined with out smaller courses. Then he responded to questions from CEC members, and discussed how class size reduction is the best approach to improve learning, over professional improvement and other methods. The full letter with signers is beneath.
For whenever you cultivate a member of our own species, you reduce his output, and nonetheless little you could give him, a farmyard man finishes by costing more than he brings … Read more