Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - February 26, 2010

Letter: Capacity of teacher, not classroom, matters

Dear Editor,

I have been receiving and enjoying the Pleasanton Weekly since my second summer sojourn in your city.

The recent letter from Christina Hicks decrying the increase in school class sizes from 25 to 30 struck a nerve with me ("Larger class sizes worrisome," Dec. 25, page 8). As a former teacher and a product of a system where 40 students were considered to be a small class, I have observed that it is the capacity of the teacher, not of the classroom, that makes the difference.

Also, since teaching is often just a jump-start on the way to another profession, I truly believe one of the most important pre-hiring interview questions should be, "Do you like working with children?"

Dorothy Green Allentown, Pa.


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