San Francisco Unified School District
United States of America

There is substantive research in the field of education delineating the positive effects of smaller class sizes on student achievement. During this budget crisis, laying off teachers and conflating classrooms is not the answer--as California struggles to make sure ALL students reach proficiency, we must look for other ways to make up the budget shortfall aside from pink slipping teachers and raising the student-teacher ratio.

Research: notebook.lausd.net/pls/ptl/docs/PAGE/CA.../CSR_22702.PDF (The Impact of Class Size Reduction on Student Achievement, by Penny Fidler, Ph.D.); www.heros-inc.org/star-hs-p.pdf (EFFECTS OF CLASS-SIZE REDUCTION IN THE EARLY GRADES (K-3)
ON HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, by Helen Pate-Bain et. al.)

We, the undersigned, call on the San Francisco Unified School District to maintain the current classroom sizes in our elementary schools, rehiring our laid off teachers.

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The Keep our classes small! petition to San Francisco Unified School District was written by ronit drobey and is in the category Education at GoPetition.