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Say Affirmative or Negative: Reducing the class ratio will resolve the problem of children not learning in school?



Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Aug. 4, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (10)
  • Nope. In some cases it may if classes are really large but the learning process starts at home. If a child sees that mom or dad read and encourage it then they realize the value. Even if you have trouble reading pick up a book and try to read it with your child. Make up the story as you go along. There are great books out there with no words printed but kids love because they get to tell the story.

    Answer by baconbits at 9:47 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It won't hurt, but I don't think there's a single solution.

    Answer by SWasson at 9:14 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • that's not the only problem. I cannot say either way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It will help, but I don't think it the whole answer.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 9:36 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • No. My local school has classes that average 15 children per teacher. Yet there are still children who are reading well below grade level, children who are struggling, children who are failing.

    Low teacher/student ratio improves the chances of a child getting one-on-one attention, but it doesn't solve the problem. A low ratio won't help much if you don't have effective teachers. There are also other issues like curriculum and school goals. In my area, the school spends lots of money to support the footfall team, but let the reading specialist go.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:44 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • negative

    Answer by wildboyz1994 at 10:01 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It will not solve all problems. It will help, but alone will not fix the problem.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 10:22 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It would help the kids that just need a little more help.

    Answer by Niki_sd at 11:27 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • Negative.

    While it would help some. Parental involvement and encouragement would help more.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 11:53 AM on Aug. 4, 2009

  • It will help but it won't solve the problem. MORE parent involvement and in their child's education will help. It is not all the teacher's responsibility to educate a child. A child's first and most important teacher is their parents.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:58 AM on Aug. 4, 2009