Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Read the Fine Print

GothamSchools on NYC's online math pilot:

The School of One actually has a lower student-teacher ratio than typical middle school classrooms, with 10 students to every one adult. The summer pilot includes 80 rising seventh-graders from Manhattan’s MS 131 and, on the supervisory side, four teachers, four assistant teachers, and two high school interns, according to Will Havemann, a schools spokesman.

I'm sure we'll see more and more effective implementations of online, blending, etc. learning, I just don't think it will lead to substantial cost-savings with the high-needs urban populations that I'm interested in.

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