> Also, I see that the class size "controversy" parallels the "global
> controversy in that you can find studies from experts on both sides
> of the
> issue to prove their points.
> San D
I am perplexed by this comment. Your previous posting on class size
was very insightful, and , I believe, helpful to the discussion. But
the above statement concerns me.
Class size is a huge issue for teachers. My high school classes are
so unwieldy due to their size and composition that art classes become
major challenges in crowd and material control. Certainly classes in
the size range of the low 20's is great, but how common is this? In
my typical grade 10 class of 33, over one-third will be designated as
special needs. It is not unusual to have 2 or even 3 aides that also
need to be accommodated in my small room. This is the same situation
for all subject teachers in my school, except for some AP classes
that are smaller.
The reference to research on global warming is misleading. Even G.W.
Bush acknowledges the problem. The scientific community is,
currently, overwhelmingly in agreement on this one