Why do unions focus on class size in Ontario?

Too often the subjects of art and science are taught in isolation but they should not be. And, when it comes to the philosophy of education, I believe that learning needs to linger in the intersection of art and science. Do you agree with me?

“Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes”, by Jill Barshay, Hechinger Report, Nov 5, 2018
https://hechingerreport.org/despite-popularity-with-parents-and-teachers-review-of-research-finds-small-benefits-to-small-classes/?fbclid=IwAR2i_fgrIPup6pP6YgAL7UDwgje6YT-mcGI6BaCeerXKkG54vVDDMVrTDbo

”Small class sizes for improving student achievement in primary and secondary schools: a systematic review”, by Trine Filges, Christoffer Scavenius Sonne-Schmidt, and Bjørn Christian Viinholt Nielsen, A Campbell Systematic Review, October 2018
https://www.campbellcollaboration.org/media/k2/attachments/0222_ECG_Filges_-_Class_size.pdf

“Class size and student achievement: small effect of small classes”, by Robert E. Slavin, Educational Psychologist, Volume 24, 1989
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15326985ep2401_4

“Increasing class size doesn’t mean students will suffer”, by Peter Shawn Taylor, The Record,
Mar 28, 2019
https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/9243390-peter-shawn-taylor-increasing-class-size-doesn-t-mean-students-will-suffer/

“The real issue in Ontario’s schools: The teachers need to be taught math”, by Catherine Little, Globe and Mail, Aug 31, 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-real-issue-in-ontarios-schools-the-teachers-need-to-be-taught-math/article36136069/

“Why self-directed learning is important for struggling students”, by Jennifer Bartell, EdSurge, Apr 5, 2018
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-04-05-why-self-directed-learning-is-important-for-struggling-students

“4 Shifts to move from teacher-centered to learner-centered”, by Katie Martin, Jan 13, 2019
https://katielmartin.com/2019/01/13/4-shifts-to-move-from-teacher-centered-to-learner-centered/


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