Is one school nurse per 1,750 students enough? Oakland educators don’t think so. They’re striking to fix inequities in their school system.
Fed up with hearing that reducing class size is too expensive, educators and their allies know the cost of inaction has been much worse.
Smaller class sizes are worth fighting for – but not if they are imposed by unfunded mandates that trigger teacher layoffs and unleash general chaos across school districts.
A new paper uses salary bonuses, cost-cutting, and unsubstantiated claims about student achievement to entice support for larger class sizes.