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    This link, giving the number of victims per room, also gives the size of the classes for each room.  They range from 40 to 70, with most in the 50-60 range.  

    At the time this happened I was in elementary school and our class at the time was the largest that had ever gone through our school system.  We strained the capacity of the classrooms, and I don't think we ever had more than 30 - 35 students in a classroom.  I can't imagine what 70 would have been like.  I had lectures in college that weren't that large.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

    by dsteffen on Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 06:26:06 PM PST

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    •  Lived with large class size throughout elementary (6+ / 0-)
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      school.  In 1958, I was in 6th grade in a parochial school on Chicago's northwest side and our class size was between 58 to 65, as it was throughout my grades 1 through 8.  

      The OLA fire is unforgettable for me, too.  The nun who taught our class personally knew one of the teachers who was killed.  Teachers were in very short supply in that era; our teacher had to soldier through leading our class while crying for many days following.

      Good coverage, dsteffen, of an uncomfortable story.

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