Does Class Size Really Matter?

Rae Pica with Eric Hanushek, Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Justin Snider ,

It is generally accepted wisdom that small classes produce better student outcomes than larger classes and there is data that supports this. There is also data that contradicts this notion, asserts that other factors have more impact on student outcomes and that the significance of class size is largely overrated. Tune in and join this discussion.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. An author and leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach is an economist on the faculty of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She researches the effects of anti-poverty programs in the United States and developing countries. Justin Snider is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report and is completing his doctorate in Politics and Education at Columbia University.
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