Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Education Reform and Me Rambling

Just a ramble today.  I was going to tell you about an adorable park in Lancaster Pa but none of my pictures would load, so I gave up. : )  That'll have to wait for another day.

I think the end of daylight savings time has given me jet lag.  That must mean I'm old.

I had to research Education Reform for an English paper that I wrote. I think one of the scariest things about it is that for every opinion there is an equal and opposite opinion.  No one can agree on anything (this may be a slight exageration)!!  It's really awful.  Personally, I think one of the biggest opportunities is to reduce class sizes, especially in the lower grades.  Even wonderful teachers can struggle with providing help to a class of 30.  What do you think would help the most?

Going to read some more of "I am Number Four" and then to sleep.


  1. it makes me so sad the class room size. With Cole having his hyper issues those size class rooms just doesn't work. We found an amazing little private school buy us that has 14 kids in the class room and helps him so much.

    It's so sad I really hope they find a way to help our children who need all the help they can get.

  2. Class size is a HUGE factor, and I am talking from a high school English teacher's perspective. We hate math, but if you have a 55 minute class, and 30 students, and you teach for half the period, then allow time for students to begin an essay assignment, you have less than a minute to spend with each student. My school went to block scheduling, which I LOVED, but reduction in class size would benefit classrooms of all ages!