Smaller class size is a good idea, but not now

Teachers unions have long pushed for smaller class size arguing that it improves learning.  That may be true, but now is not the time to do so (“Class warfare: Slashing NYC class sizes across the board is a bad idea,” New York Daily News, Aug. 6).

The United Federation of Teachers in New York City is using Covid as an excuse to slash class sizes. It is going to turn off even those parents who support teachers unions.  Let’s not forget that unions were responsible for totally shutting down in-person instruction.  Parents have not forgotten that. 

I support teachers unions, but I think they are risking whatever good will they have by making unreasonable demands.  Smaller class size now is an example.

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