August 11, 2010 by realrenewal
Reducing class sizes from 25 to 15 students results in a long term economic benefit of $66,000 per student over 20 years, according to a new research report released in the U.S. The study found smaller class sizes results in improved academic and economic success for students. Smaller schools and long-term relationships with teachers also improve students success.
Report: Prioritizing approaches to economic development by Jeffery Thompson (Amherst: PERI Institute, 2010).