Size matters

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Especially in urban and impoverished school districts, class size can be a very important variable. A class with many lower-performing students will suffer from behavioral disturbances for a variety of reasons, frustration, boredom and poor peer choices among them. As numbers go up, and the number of frustrated, bored and overly social students rises, teaching challenges increase.

Eduhonesty: A good disciplinary system combined with positive incentives for appropriate behavior can help with this phenomenon, but no true solution exists as long as we guarantee a public education to just about everyone who does not bring a gun to school.