Better teaching depends on better facilities. One of the biggest problems in American education is the cell block principles on which most schools are built. It has been going on for more than one hundred years, ever since children were first separated into classes by age groups. Traditionally every class got its own teacher in its own room and both students and teachers remained in isolation. If the teacher wasn't competent in all subjects, the student suffered. If the students were brighter or slower than the average, they suffered. Today we try to solve these problems by grouping students of similar capabilities together, giving them specialized learning conditions by groups of specialized teachers so to give each child a chance to learn at his own pace. To give him the best knowledge each teacher can provide, we move both children and teachers around, combine classes or split them up, make both teaching and learning really flexible.
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