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Re: large class--tips?


Date: Sun Sep 12 2004 - 18:04:20 PDT

In Chicago, where I teach, I have a very small room (110 year old school
when there were only 10 students in a room!!) with only 30 or so chairs.
Because of the "No Children Left Behind" act, the kids are not being bused anymore
(no funding) , 2 counselors,2 caseworkers, several teachers & aids were also
let go. You see, there was no funding for this "No Children Left Behind"
nonsense .When the kids were bused, our class size was okay--30 or so was the
average. Now...without busing, the class size has jumped up to approx. 47!
So, of course, it's up to us teachers to deal with all of this madness. I
asked our Principal if I can get some more chairs (she was shocked--she had
no idea I didn't have enough chairs !) and I am still waiting. My solution:
The children are sharing chairs, believe it or not!!