When I hear about all the SHADY things going on in LPS, I just shake my head. It is painful, I don't just mean metaphorically, I have mad arthritis in my neck so I am talking literally too. I've learned of a 17 student SPED class that by law is supposed to be capped at 12.
So we throw another aide in the room and reduce those ratios (there is that MATH stuff again) and the problem is theoretically solved. The only problem, it's a BAD theory.
I won't even go into the debate about one-on-one versus classroom aide. That's kind of like asking if splitting hairs counts as a hair-cut.
I would argue that the size limit has to do with limitations on stimulation than just a student per teacher thing Then again, what do I know, I am just a POOR, DISABLED POET.