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Joel Klein, NYC Schools Chancellor visited MSNBC's Morning Joe extolling some common sense logic: smaller schools should allow for greater personalization for students (with other factors being equal). Who wouldn't want to be in a school of 500 (or a class of 18) rather than a school of 3,000 (or a class of 30)?
Related article from Edweek here with references to MDRC report. Do check out the comments below this article, especially the contentious disagreement between the Report's author, Rebecca Unterman, and David C. Bloomfield, a program head for educational leadership at Brooklyn College. Some interesting feathers flying.
Also, here, Mike Klonsky weighs in.