Does a smaller classroom really translate to a better education for public school students? In late May, Mitt Romney said fewer students aren’t really the key, citing research that indicated some smaller classrooms performed worse, Yahoo! News reports.

“The schools in the district with the smallest classroom sizes had students performing in the bottom 10 percent. Just getting smaller classrooms didn’t seem to be the key,” Romney said.

But some teachers will tell you (perhaps not surprisingly) that their students, the parents and the schools do benefit from more one-on-one attention. Yahoo! News asked teachers for their takes…

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