My class sizes: 28, 29, 28, 35, 35.
How is that shit allowed to happen? And that's not even the worst of it. I have 155 students; some of my colleagues have 170. These are high-stakes classes, and the two 35 classes are IB courses that involve a lot of audiotaping and discussion.
The Baltimore School Board voted to increase the student:teacher ratio from 28:1 to 32:1 this past June because of budgetary concerns, and that just sucks. Sucks sucks sucks.
American public education needs help - more teachers and more funding. I have nothing else to add, except that this year could be a tough one. Finding enough desks for my room today was rough.
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