How Important is Class Size?

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Although many believe that reducing class size is necessary to raise quality, Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of the Success Charter Network in New York City, contends that it is often better to invest funds in tools that aid learning. “Small class size is neither a guarantor nor a prerequisite of educational excellence,” says Moskowitz. Overspending to reduce class size entails hiring more teachers and increasing class space, and consequently “there isn’t enough left to help these teachers be effective.” Those funds are often better spent on training teachers, recruiting the best principals, and outfitting classrooms with high-tech teaching tools.

The full text of Eva Moskowitz’s article in the Washington Post can be found online here.

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