What Bloomberg Said About Teachers and Class Size

It might be worth watching this video.

In this speech, Bloomberg said,

“If I had the ability, which nobody does really, to just design the system and say, ex cathedra, this is what we’re going to do, you would cut the number of teachers in half, but you would double the compensation of them, and you would weed out all the bad ones and just have good teachers, and double class size with a better teacher is a good deal for the students.”

Might want to ask a teacher about this idea.







3 thoughts on “What Bloomberg Said About Teachers and Class Size

  1. Go ahead. Double my workload. More and more won’t get done. This year, I have tried (and failed, with three preps each semester, and I have Seminar English II this semester, meaning extra grading time for assignments needing meaningful constructive feedback) to only work 45ish early arrival minutes each day, and one extra afternoon hour Monday – Thursday; the equivalent of one unpaid day per week — which is more than enough. I have a stack of ungraded work in my kitchen, and if it’s not done by Monday, I’m sorry. Sometimes, things don’t get graded. I’m not a slave. I have a life outside of my classroom, and I intend to live it.

    Also, I teach in a trailer which ?comfortably? holds 29 desks. WHERE ARE THESE OTHER KIDS GOING TO SIT?

    Sheesh. These politicians are idiots.


  2. Come on. No one knows everything. But, sir, you gotta know what ya don’t know. And while your intentions may be honest, you don’t know what you are talking about here. I wish there was a way to get him to hear this. What he’s saying will appeal to some of the uninformed among us.


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