Last week my classes read excerpts from the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. While we were discussing his precepts on education, we turned briefly to a conversation about the current state of education. In some areas students and teacher perceptions were quite similar, while in other instances they were wildly different. Inspired by the incongruities, I decided to do a little research. Below is an infographic with 12 of the interesting statistics I found about the current state of teaching. One area of interest to students, for which I found very little data was the average class size of college prep classes in high schools. I found plenty of faculty-student ratios, but that really only tells part of the story. If you have a source for me on class size data, I'd love to see it in the comments.