Skip to comments.Obama camp hits Romney over class size
Posted on 05/27/2012 5:30:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The Obama campaign blasted presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Friday for his comments on a visit to an inner-city school that smaller class sizes are not a guarantee of a good education.
Im not sure what universe hes operating in, said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, speaking to reporters on behalf of the presidents reelection campaign. Its clear that Mitt Romney is out of touch with reality.
Mr. Romney visited a charter school in west Philadelphia Thursday and, during a roundtable discussion with teachers, noted that a McKinsey Global Institute study found that class size was not a factor when comparing U.S. student performance with high-achieving countries such as Singapore, South Korea and Finland.
In schools that are the highest-performing in the world, their classroom sizes are about the same as in the United States, Mr. Romney said. So its not the classroom size thats driving the success of those school systems.
The former Massachusetts governor emphasized his belief that parental involvement in two-parent households, coupled with great teachers and administrators, is more important to student achievement than class size.
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“Smaller class size = more unionized teachers = more campaign cash for Democrats”
If anything it will be easier to indoctrinate.
We had between 38 and 48 kids inour classes at the Catholic school I attended grades 1 thru 8. I remember 1 or 2 that failed a grade. But then, we had married parents that actually gave a damn.
When I attended Catholic school in the early-mid 60’s we actually had class rooms which included one full class and half of another, i.e 4th grade and half the 5th with the other half of the 5th in with the 6th graders. We were short on teachers and money so you made do. We all got out of there with a good basic education.
He was tested twice. Found negative for ADD/ADHD.
So its not the classroom size thats driving the success of those school systems.
In California the teachers union demanded that class size have no more then (20) students pre class.
In Los Angeles alone the drop out rate is 65%,and the ones that finish school read at the ninth grade level.
If he’d remained, they probably would have tested him a 3rd time!
You miss the obvious. Those even in community college want to be there.
I think you are missing the obvious.
The desire to learn didn't just spring up like a pimple on the face over the 12 week summer break between high school graduation and matriculation in high school. These illiterates and innumerates wanted to learn while in high school.
The high school had, and has, children who **want** to learn but our government K-12 schools are failing miserably at the job. I suspect two reasons:
1) The government schools are allowing disruption.
2) The community college is using **effective** teaching methods and the high schools are not.
Smaller class sizes correlate with more dues-paying members of teacher unions.
It also correlates with a need for more classrooms, which allows the school board to allocate building contracts to their favored donors and/or useless brothers-in-law.
Small class size is nothing but teacher union bullshit.
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