Re: Neverending job
"That these people are able to do that with thirty children is quite amazing, and do not think you can expand much on that number."
Certainly you can expand on that number. I understand that "history" is not an important subject for the average class-room teacher, but sometimes I think it would be nice if they were given just a little more context for the skills they should be required to learn.
Class-room sizes sit at their present size because it is cheaper to quallify more teachers for small classes than fewer teachers for large classes. Extra skills are required for large classes, and there is no point to teaching those skills if you can graduate as many small-class teachers as you want anyway.