Class Size and Student Achievement

Class Size and Student Achievement

In Wisconsin the state legislature remain at a total impasse over a vote on legislation that would largely strip public employees of collective bargaining. Teachers are among state employees caught in the ongoing bitter battle over the...

In Wisconsin the state legislature remain at a total impasse over a vote on legislation that would largely strip public employees of collective bargaining. Teachers are among state employees caught in the ongoing bitter battle over the budget and union rights. The governor of Wisconsin has already announced $800 million in cuts to schools. In Wisconsin and many other cash strapped states across the country, teacher lay-offs are expected and class sizes are likely to grow … but not everyone thinks this is necessarily a bad idea. Join us to discuss what’s lost and what isn’t as class sizes expand in the K through 12 years.

Guests

Diane Ravitch

author, professor at New York University, and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Leonie Haimson

executive director, Class Size Matters.

Eric Hanushek

senior fellow, Hoover Institution.

Kris Amundson

communications manager, Education Sector.

Kerry Sylvia

high school teacher, Cardozo High School, Washington, D.C.

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