Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Is this injustice or not?
This is a picture of my Intro to Biology classroom. There are 46 seats in the classroom and all but four are used. Is having 42 students in one class with one teacher an example of injustice?
Heck yeah, this is an example of injustice. Can you imagine being a teacher with 42 kids in one period? These days, this is the norm, not the anomaly. Since the economy has tanked and education budgets have been slashed, teachers have been let go, resulting in less teachers and larger class sizes. A larger class size means less time for the teacher to help students one-on-one to comprehend difficult concepts. Students may become frustrated and have less enthusiasm for school work which can lead to academic failure. This translates to negative effects that can last a lifetime.