The United States of America spends something like $400 billion per year on post-secondary education. That’s a lot of money. Yet we don’t know as much about the higher education sector as we could, or should. While Clemson has justifiably taken heat for cynically manipulating the class size component of the U.S. News rankings, few people have noted that there’s actually very little evidence about the impact of class size on learning in college, one way or another. The class size literature in K-12 education is exponentially richer, despite the fact that class size varies much more in higher ed.
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