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These parents thought class size mattered for these kids. Just not for other people's kids.
Mitt Romney's visit to a West Philadelphia charter school Thursday didn't go so smoothly, with teachers there challenging Romney's view that class size doesn't matter:
“And I can’t think of a parent that would say I would like my teacher to be in a room with a lot of kids and only one teacher,” Morris continued. “So I’m wondering where this research comes from.”
Though he seems not to have mentioned it Thursday, Romney certainly felt that way—he sent his own sons to a private school that advertises an average class size of 12.

In fact, educational double standards really were the theme of the day: As Jed Lewison pointed out, a bright spot of Romney being challenged on class size was that he "largely escaped being mocked" for doing his "charter schools are awesome" event at a school in the kind of academic trouble that, were it a traditional public school, would have had Romney thundering about our broken education system and the horrors of teachers unions.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Fri May 25, 2012 at 07:18 AM PDT.

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