I was rather amused by George Reddick’s reply to my letter of June 29 on class sizes.
He states that since the 1940s we have developed space travel, nuclear energy, and other electronic accomplishments. I suppose he may realize that these items were developed by engineers and scientists who were taught in classes larger than 22 students.
I assume that he read the editorial from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin published in the Tri-City Herald stating that initiative (I-1351) is not a good way to set class sizes. And, the cost is prohibitive. The teachers’ unions failed to mention that in their drive to get I-1351 passed.
As far as I’m concerned, a class size of 30 students is very reasonable and any difference between class sizes of 30 and 22 students will depend on the curriculum and the quality of the teaching — not the class size.
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