Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Fill those empty seats

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Milwaukee Public School teacher Jay Bullock asks from his center square just how many students should be in the high school English class he teaches. Now it’s been a number of years since I graduated from the Milwaukee Public Schools, but I’m guessing senior English is still “British Authors” (too much Hardy, Beowulf, Browning and Bronte; and not enough Kipling, Chesterton, Orwell and Dickens). Well, assuming we’re dealing with a semi-competent professional (and I have no reason to suspect otherwise), and given the subject matter, and given the relative age of his students, I think a lecture hall of 350-400 students would be okay. Just have them go through the metal detector first. One, maybe two TAs.

I didn’t bother to read Jay’s answer, but I’m guessing it’s pretty close to mine.

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