I think the most effective way to improve student achievement would be to hire more teachers and limit class size. If every teacher had only 15-18 students in the classroom they could do twice as much with the same amount of time. I am a teacher and curently have 37 students in my class. I find it very difficult with this many students and I know that each individual is not receiving the attention he/she deserves. finding the resources to shrink class sizes would be much more effective than adding time to the school day. I am all about improving education, but let's do it in a way that makes a difference.
Idea No. 95