November 18, 2019

Overpopulated Classrooms

Posted on October 16, 2018 by in Op-Ed


Julio Mazariegos

Chronicle Reporter

High school class sizes have increased in the past few years and it seems to be taking a toll. During the first week of school, I was in many classes faced with seating issues. As some classes did not have enough seats for the number of students enrolled in the class.

Class sizes should be reduced for a number of reasons. One reason is the student to faculty ratio should be smaller so students can get more individualized attention. Students will have a better relationship with their teacher and not many students will be left behind.

   Also, larger class sizes tend to be more hectic. Teachers will be able to manage their classes easier and more efficiently. The more students that are enrolled, the more money the school receives from the government. That means they get to hire more teachers but, assistant principal Mr. Furioso says they try to maintain a balance.

     Students tend to have more of an academic achievement when they know the students in his or her class. It can create competition amongst the students making them want to do better than their peers. When a class is too big it minimizes the chances for students having competition and some students can fall and be left behind.

   Small class sizes would also mean calmer, less hectic classes. Also, you would receive more help and it’ll be easier to find out issues within the class. There has been a tremendous amount of research on how class size affects students. Many have said that it is more beneficial for students.


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