My neighbors 2nd grader had 32 kids at the beginning of the year. She pulled him and put him in private. My husband had 41 kids in his 6th grade stand alone class last year, he felt like most days it was just daycare. It is insane here.
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That is nuts, and yeah, our kids would be in private too if that were the case. 28 sounds like trying to herd cats at 5 years old!
At 20 they have to have a full time class room aide, and at 23 they are required to hire another teacher/create a 4th class. We did have 17 but one child needed all day and one child moved away mid year. 15 does thrill us, as they have two reading specialists who come in 3x's/week for small group work.
I do wish our kindergarden was full day, however. Half day is slightly shorter than their preschool was last year. It seems a little silly, honestly. They also are supposed to bring a snack. Really? A SNACK? They barely are gone? ;/
We have full day here. I wasn't thrilled about it at first but now I see what a great idea it is. Kindergarten is the best year of school ever.
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