What happens when you have 30 kids in a classroom?
When funding is taken away;
When the state of the art science lab turns from a fully functional teaching lab to a mobile cart;
When the art classroom morphs into a new classroom to accommodate more students;
When a teacher has 3 high achievers who will “be just fine” and 3 low achievers who require additional help;
When the highly able are acting as tutors to their peers to help the teacher;
When differentiated instruction turns into teaching to the middle to get through the day;
When teaching and learning suffers…
No matter where you are on the issue, be sure to check out: Acknowledging the Trade-Offs, at NYTimes.com.