Urge the Office of Civil Rights to collect data on class size!

Feb. 10, 2022

Every few years the Office of Civil Rights of the US Dept. of Education asks for comments on what data they should collect from districts.

Accurate data on class size is nearly impossible to find in many districts across the country, despite the fact that it is a key element in education equity. We just submitted comments, signed by many advocacy organizations and researchers, urging them to collect data on class size.

If you’d like to offer your own comments on this issue, it’s very easy and takes just a couple of minutes. First, go to their webpage at https://www.regulations.gov/commenton/ED-2021-SCC-0158-0041. Then enter your comment on the line where it says, “Write a comment“. Add any more info about yourself or organization that you would like.   But the deadline is tomorrow, Friday Feb. 11 at 5 PM.

Here’s a sample short comment about class size you can use, but feel free to devise your own.

“It is important that the Office of Civil Rights collect and report on class size data, as there is no other source for this information that is accurate and timely. Smaller classes are key to education equity, and yet many students are subjected to class sizes that are too large to provide them with a sound, basic education.”


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