Do Smaller Classes Mean Better Schools? Economists Aren't So Sure

Many say that evidence doesn't back up the belief that less-crowded classrooms lead to improved learning

April 03, 1998 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Of course American schools would be better if classes were less crowded. Ask a parent. Ask a teacher. Ask President Clinton or California's Governor, Pete Wilson, who have pledged billions to reduce the size of classes in the first, second, and...

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