Florida lawmakers look to ease state rules on class size

April 4, 2011
Legislation would reduce the number of courses under class-size restrictions

From The St. Petersburg Times: Florida voters in November rejected relaxing constitutionally mandated limits on class sizes. So state lawmakers have taken matters into their own hands. Tucked in the House and Senate budget plans is a provision tweaking the definition of the educational core curriculum, a move that would reduce by hundreds the number of courses under class-size restrictions. The change is welcome news for cash-strapped school districts desperate for looser — read less expensive — class-size caps. But it has irked advocates of reduced class size who pushed through the 2002 constitutional amendment for smaller classes.

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