[QUOTE=southside;4500046]Almost well played and insightful. However, you are comparing the learning ability of an adult with that of a child. Thus, inaccurate analogy. Also, 7th graders are not high school students.[/QUOTE]
So a High School Senior, age 18, is a child utterly incappable of learning in any form in a theoretical 50 person classroom.
But a College Freshman, age 18, living away from home for the first time, is a fully formed adult 100% capable of learning in a firstyear level College Class of 200 students?
It's a straw man argument. First, 50 is not a National Average, that number is more like 30. Second, use of the classroom size as a sole argument for bad education takes all accountabillity and responsabillity away fromt he students, who clearly CAN learn even in a 50 man classroom as plenty do, and fromt he teachers, who clearly can teach effectively in a 50 student classroom, as plenty do.
Given the massive amount fo public funding already being injected in public education, if there is a fault it is with the administration of that funding. It is not with the taxpayer for , rightfully, questioning the results of all the investment they are already making into this system.