Cellist Mariam Al-Shamma (C’05) and harpsichordist Yeung-Geun Oh (W’04) do a final run-through of Corelli’s Trio Sonata prior to the Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles’ concert in Houston Hall’s Bodek Lounge March 15.
“The poor unfortunate teacher with 47 students is probably doing a whole lot of largescale, whole-class kind of stuff, which doesn’t get to the individual needs of the kids at all. This is not a great situation for that teacher, or for those students.”
Jonathan Supovitz, a professor in the Graduate School of Education, on teacher vacancies in the School District of Philadelphia that have left some teachers with 35, 46, and 47 students in one classroom. The School District is having particular challenges finding and retaining teachers this year. (Philly.com, Jan. 11, 2016)