Teacher-student ratios contribute to education standards

Other Staff

Dear Editor,

I agree with Michael Ward’s last installment of his education series, “”Return to education Roots,”” and I have formulated the following opinion.

Yes students and parents have fallen short of the educational standard, however teachers have also fallen short of their calling. With increased classroom sizes, teacher to student ratio have become seriously disproportioned.

Teachers do not have an opportunity to look over the shoulder of every student. There’s not enough teacher to go around; consequently students miss out on the teachers’ correction, encouragement, and relationship, which promotes learning.

Our educational system has faults but I don’t necessarily feel the lowered standard is the fault of the students and parents; they don’t create curriculum.

Isaac Razo, ’04