Both Matthew Yglesias and Reihan Salam discuss why smaller class sizes are not always better and produce some alternatives to that narrative. I don’t have any research to counter those points, but I will argue against premise in which this debate exists. For policy wonks and economists, students are commodities. Each student sits in school to learn a set of skills that then transfer to the working world. In this same vein, how efficiently teachers teach a certain subject or in what way that subject is taught increases or decreases the productivity of a student. Class size is one of those methods to increase or decrease the means of production. My problem is that students are not commodities. Education should be about teaching students to think critically. Education policy should not be based on an equation that says: if students learn “X” at “Y” pace and with “Z” efficiency they will achieve the end result. The worry should be about whether students pick up basic skills and how they utilize those skills later in their educational careers.