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In the 1960's, there were 27 kids in my class, one teacher and it was rare to have a substitute. Now, my friend's children have 19 in thiers, they serve as assistants in their kids schools daily and have substitutes continually. I am unsure why our public school system is less effective now except friends I know who are teachers often say the kids require more attention than before. Another relative is a Special Ed teacher in WA. She only has 5 students. Again, no Special Ed classes in the late 1960's. It seems things have just changed. We now have different demographics, have needs to teach in other languages, have parents with more demands who have less time to spend with their children. I hope there is a solution for the childrens benefit. I feel fortunate to have been in public school at a time when resources seemed to meet the needs of the time.
posted 3 years, 8 months ago
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