Are Small Class Sizes a Thing of the Past?

by Kim Clark One of the ways affordable colleges are trying to keep their prices down is to pack more students into every classroom. In these hard economic times, colleges are laying off professors and admitting more tuition-paying students, so courses are getting even more crowded. Many students worry that will hurt their education. It’s easy to get lost in 300-person lecture halls. And professors say they have to skimp on individual attention when they have hundreds of papers and tests to grade. In fact, studies find that while superstar professors can inspire students in the back row, typically, students […]
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