30 Kids in a Classroom

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.

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