Do smaller classes improve student achievement?

08/7/2011 | Salon

While many parents and educators favor smaller classes, it is unclear whether class size affects student learning, according to this excerpt from the new book "The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve." Instead, author Peg Tyre writes that students may be better served by schools that focus on teacher training, a quality curriculum, and regular evaluations and support for staff, rather than smaller classes.

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