Small Class Sizes and Health
I love these moments in life because lo and behold, we were just a little before our time! An article was just published in the American Journal of Public Health suggesting that class size reductions would generate a net cost savings of approximately $168,000 and a net gain of 1.7 quality-adjusted life-years (QALYS) for each high school graduate produced by small classes. When targeted to low-income students, the estimated savings would increase to $196,000 per additional graduate. The authors conclude that reducing class sizes may be more cost-effective than than most public health and medical interventions!
This is great news and yes, I admit it is greater because it matches what I believe - fewer kids in a classroom means more learning!
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