MacLaren School and K-12 Class Sizes: Finding the Sunday Perspective Section
In a high-tech media world, it’s still lots of fun to get an actual print copy of the Sunday newspaper. That’s what my parents do. Sunday afternoon as I was digging through the newest edition of the Denver Post to find the color comics, I ran across something called the “Perspective” section.
What did I find, but two (not just one) very interesting pieces on K-12 education in our state — things I have told you about before right here on the blog. How exciting is that!
- A lady named Megan Nix visited the Thomas MacLaren School in Colorado Springs to share with readers how “old school” is the “future” — for those of you keeping track, MacLaren was one of the new Colorado schools I highlighted way back in August 2009, noted for its classical education curriculum (Denise at Colorado Charters also reported on the charter school’s ribbon cutting ceremony)
- Former education commissioner Dr. William Moloney also provided guest commentary arguing that Colorado certainly can afford a modest increase in class sizes as an effective approach to K-12 education in an unusual time of budget cuts — based on a report Moloney recently published with the Centennial Institute that I brought your attention to a couple months ago (the theme of the ineffectiveness of class size reductions is one I’ve also covered)
I’ll have to take a closer look at the Sunday Post from now on, and expand my horizons beyond the “funny papers.” At least this week, the opinions I read were serious… and interesting… and worthy of careful consideration.