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Class size affects more than education: professor

Class size is one of the issues in the dispute between B.C.'s government and teachers (CBC).

As the dispute between the B.C. government and teachers continues, Daybreak is taking a look at the issues behind the picket line with a series of experts in the field of education.

Yesterday, we spoke about class composition. Today: class size.

"It's probably the key issue when we start to think about how education policy can actually have an impact on what goes on in schools and the levels of achievement," says E. Wayne Ross, a professor of education at UBC. "Not just educational achievement but life outcome achievement- for students."

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