Steve Doszpot is having a go at Andrew Barr’s class size commitments which apparently are averages rather than maximums.
- “Minister Barr advised today that at Narrabundah Early Childhood School there are 48 students enrolled in Preschool but only 8 students in Kindergarten, 4 in year 1, 2 in year 3 – does this then mean that the Minister can say that the commitment is being met because the average class size for this school is 15.5?
“There is no guarantee that our students are not stuck in a class of 40 or more while the Minister continues to hide behind his bogus commitment to just reduce the average class size of the school.”
While they bicker about angels dancing on the head of a pin consider this.
Would you rather your child be in a class of 50 lead by a great teacher? Or would you prefer they get more direct attention in a class of 15 from a really bad one who’s only in the workforce due to a need to fill places to meet notional class size targets?