Illinois State Superintendent of Education Chris Koch wants to repeal class size limits for special education students. This policy change runs counter to the prevailing research that shows class size truly does matter.
The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.
Not only is class size reduction one of the top priorities of parents and educators as shown in numerous surveys and polls, it is one of only a handful of reforms that have been proven to work through "rigorous evidence."