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JUST SAYIN... PART DEUX

By Sandy Asper

Columnist/Author

Copyright Sandy Asper 2013

Published at Smashwords

This is the second Just Sayin... book by Sandy Asper. It is the 2012 season of education opinion columns for the online newspaper www.newportbeach.patch.com

Sandy continues to be irreverent, sentimental, understanding, brutally honest, and in every column clearly has unwavering respect for teachers.

READ IT… YOU WILL LOVE IT!

THE COLUMNS
(latest column is first)

Opinion: Class Size Matters

Sandy Asper discusses the need for smaller class sizes in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

November 24, 2012 - By Sandy Asper

I did my student teaching in a 4th grade class of 47 students on a half day schedule in a small portable room in Charter Oak School District.

Half of the kids came at 7 a.m. and went home early. Half came at 8:30 and went home late. My experienced and trusting master teacher (Mrs. Francisco) had me prepare exactly two lessons and then said, "I'll see you around Christmas," and she wasn't kidding. Oh, there were a few "Francisco sightings" occasionally, but nothing serious. Those hours that I had them all together in that small portable was a real test...of practically everything.

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