Good Morning Adjudicators, timekeepers ,chairman, opposing team, BOYS AND GIRLS. As the chairman has already stated my name is _______and I am the 2nd speaker of the affirmative team. The topic for this debate is "Large Class sizes have a negative impact on Student Learning" I along with my team thoroughly agree with this topic. Today I will be discussing with you how larger class sizes mean that there is a smaller teacher ratio, and how larger class sizes make
Here is argument no.1! Larger Class Sizes, mean that there is less teachers to students, There will be a worse Teacher Student Ratio. Legally the teacher ratio should be ______________. Not only are teachers breaking the law by having a larger student teacher ratio, they are also putting students at risk. Not enough teachers, means not enough supervision. Students could get hurt, or get lost.....and the teacher wouldn't know. Why? Because of these important scales. This is not all. Greater ratios also mean that each student gets less time with their teacher. This can, will and has had a HEAVY IMAPCTS on student learning. A smaller amount of students ensures that teachers can have more time to work with children who might need extra help. Princeton University conducted a study in which classrooms of 17 to 23 pupils were compared to classrooms of 25 to 30. Both standardized and curriculum-based tests were used to compare the performance of roughly 6,500 schoolkids in the areas of reading, mathematics, and basic study skills. After four years, it was clear that smaller classes did produce a substantial improvement in student learning, By almost 25% I quote-Small classes are more engaging places for students because they're able to have a more personal connection with teachers, simply by virtue of the fact that there are fewer kids in the classroom competing for that teacher's attention," says Adam Gamoran of the University of Wisconsin.
Secondly, bigger classes make it harder for new kids to...