I personally believe that class size does matter. On average there is a teacher to student ratio of 1:22 in the U.S.A.
My family sends me to private school because the teachers are more dedicated at their job and are able to give students as much one on one time as they need. Even though the school may be a little bit more pricey, the education, in my view, is worth the extra money. But I am not saying that the public schools don’t teach the students very well. What I am saying is that the public schools have 35-40 kids in each class, so the teachers have less time to answer the kids questions and can’t help one on one.
At my old school there were 129 students for 10 grade levels. My graduating 8th grade class had a total of 6 kids. This meant that my teachers could answer all of my questions. One problem with having a small class size is that you get a very small social life. I only had one other boy in my class for 5 years and when I went on to high school, because my class was 66% girls, I only knew how to make friends with girls. This was very bad for my start in high school. I only knew 5 people, and I had no classes with them, so getting used to high school and the large amount of kids was a tough change.
After one month of going to Judge I had at least 15 friends. Getting to know kids was one of the hardest parts. The one thing that we all need to keep in mind is that we’re not just going to school to meet new friends and have a good time but to learn something new.
After the facts that I have presented above I still believe that a small class size is better for your education and it does matter.
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