Jonathan Kozol on class size at the SOS march

Here is an excerpt; a tape of the full speech is here.

Excerpt: I still have to listen to high people here in Washington who insist to me that class size doesn’t matter… I always ask them where their own kids go to school.  Typically in Washington, they go to very costly private schools where class sizes seldom rise higher than fifteen….

Here’s what I believe: the Senators and the President send their own kids to those kinds of schools; fifteen children in a class. If very small class size and the individual attention this allows a teacher to devote to every child, if this is good for the children of a senator or President or a bid time CEO then its good for the poorest child of the poorest part of America.

Don’t let our leaders get away with this hypocrisy.

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