“Forty-five youngsters in one class with one woman is impossible!” ~ Nancy Grady, Troy, Michigan

School Crowding

Dear Bill and Melinda ~

One of our readers is a volunteer in one of Detroit, Michigan’s public schools:

“There is a school in Detroit where I volunteer, in which the 2nd grade teacher has 45 children.

Forty-five youngsters in one class with one woman is impossible.

I’m sure there are many more classrooms just like this.

The school is called “Palmer Park Preparatory Academy” and is in the Detroit Public School system.

Please help!”

~ Nancy Grady, Troy, MI

Bill, your children have an average class size of 16 at Lakeside in Seattle.

How can these children in Detroit possibly get the meaningful instruction that they need to be successful?  How can this teacher possibly be held accountable for their progress or achievement?


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