By Adelisa Badzic
This year at East High, we’ve been through many changes such as a change in the class sizes. Many people have not realized this, but a lot of our classes are above 22, which is the ideal size for a class.
As a scholar at East, I need to ask questions for reassurance on certain topics. With more kids in classes, it is hard to get the answers I am looking for. Some kids fool around, some actually want to learn and be able to prosper. Principal Blocker stated, “My challenge is what will scholars do to make sure that their classmates are not impeding their ability to learn by holding them accountable to enrich the learning environment.”
Having more people in one class can expand what our minds are exposed to. But also having more people can mean more distractions. I believe smaller class sizes should be a priority. Senior Madison Smith agrees with the smaller class size idea. She stated, “I think it is harder to learn and get one on one time with the teacher when there are so many students in the class. Which makes it more difficult to learn and get help.”
In one of my classes, I always feel interrupted so I can imagine how the teacher feels. In my opinion, I should not have to hold my classmates accountable when in fact we are all there for the same reason: to get our education.