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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 01:18 AM

12. Bill Gates quote: Over 25 students in a class, and the statistics break down

"Class size doesn't matter, studies show this, unless there are more than twenty-five or thirty students in a class; then the numbers begin to break down." Sorry, no source; I heard him say it on NPR.

So even the ed reformers know that coming to an English class, freshmen, with 54 students (have of whom are ELL) is essentially pointless. To them, "class size doesn't matter" means twenty kids instead of the optimal fifteen.

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