I just finished reading this article from Education Stormfront.
I left a comment but it also seemed like a blog post.
Let me start by saying that I'm an English Language Arts licensed teacher. I have a great friend who is a Social Studies teacher and another who is a Science teacher. I don't have a great friend that is a math teacher but I bet I can find one.
So, each student is worth about $10,000. In my district, it is closer to about $13,000, I believe. But we'll got with the lower amount for now.
In middle school, to be really effective, you should have a teacher for each content area (ELA, math, social studies, science). Please notice that I didn't say each of these should be a different classroom. More on that later. So, with the dollar amount listed, that comes out to $2500 per student.
In budgetting for positions, each position is $88,000 (salary and benefits). Of course this is an average but a great starting point. To get to that amount based on $2500 per student, with a group of 4 teachers, we need 36 students (35.2 but a .2 student gets messy).
36 students, 4 teachers.
Seems like a great deal.
What am I missing?
How do I get