The Ratio of Students to Teachers


Class Sizes for Higher Education

While the youngest students often have a licensed teacher, a teacher’s aide or volunteer, those who are in the last few years of schooling find...


Independent Study

Many students need the structure of a formal class setting, but some of them have learned how to study and work on their own. These...


The Development of Middle School Children

The youngest students in elementary school require a lot of attention from adults to help them learn, but their educational needs become less strenuous as...


The Education of the Youngest Students

School districts charged with providing a good education to their students must try to ensure that most of them receive the education they need, so...

Many educators have struggled for years to ensure each child in their care gets the best education possible, and they often rely on research to make their case for funding. Most of the current research indicates the youngest students need the most attention, so smaller class sizes have been mandated in many school districts. While this concept works well in areas where it is affordable, there are still places where even the smallest children receive the least attention. Equality in education is the goal of educators, but keeping the cost as low as possible is often the goal of those who are in charge of allocating the money contributed through taxes.