The Opportunity Cost of Smaller Classes: A State-By-State Spending Analysis

Marguerite Roza and Monica Ouijdani

December 2012

Consideration of whether smaller classes are preferable to larger ones requires some recognition of the opportunity costs involved. This brief authored by Marguerite Roza and Monica Ouijdani provides a state-by-state context by computing the dollars at stake in marginally raising the number of students per class. This paper was published by Center on Reinventing Public Education.