Students should not have the opportunity to switch classes based off of what they have heard about a teacher. Every student learns at a different pace, and perhaps what is an uncontrollable workload for one student is more than manageable for another.
Additionally, if a number of students all try to switch into one teacher’s class, the classes taught by that teacher will grow in size while other “harder” classes are left with just a few students. It’s unfair to the teachers of the “easier” classes to have so many more students.
At Pioneer, schedule changes are only allowed within the first few weeks of school. Despite what other people may have said about a teacher, two weeks is not sufficient time to form an opinion on how a certain teacher teaches. It’s unfair to decide that a specific teacher is not going to be enjoyable after only having known them for a number of days.
The best way to avoid the greatly varying class sizes is to continue to assign teachers to students in a random order as to what fits their schedules, and to not allow them to change their schedule afterward. By doing this, counselors will not have to worry about shifting around schedules and class sizes will remain consistent.