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Document Number: 3031

Teachers, Parents Find Smaller Schools Appealing, but See Other Education Reforms as More Pressing - This press release describes the results of the first phase of a larger study that will examine high school students, parents and teachers on a range of social and academic factors. It reports that most parents and teachers value small class size more than small school size to improve student achievement. Parents and teachers declared lack of diverse curriculum and student body to be the drawbacks of small schools. (L. Gottlieb and M. Darden, Public Agenda, September 26, 2001)...

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