I don't always agree with Commonsense, but this time he hit it right on. I went to school in the 50s and 60s. We always had at least 30 students per class. There was one teacher, who had complete control over his/her class. No assistants were necessary. I have always said they were a waste of taxpayer dollars and were there for the sole purpose of drawing a paycheck (created positions). However, I suppose that with lesser quality teachers, it takes two to accomplish what one was able to do in years past.
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