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The single most important element in education is the connection between studnent and teacher. In large classes that connection may never be created and the trust is never established. Students must take risks to learn to write, or speak, or even do math. Mob control isn't teaching. Handing out assignments, or collecting papers, or multiple choice tests aren't teaching. The interaction between the teacher and students are where teaching and learning happen. Large classes limit direct interaction. As a writing teacher I know that the key for most students to effective writing is rewriting. But re-grading a paper doubles a teacher's workload for that assignment. Some best practices are put aside because there just isn't time enough to make them work. The saddness is that students suffer.
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