Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Florida Behind on Class Size Reductions

Journalist Gary Fineout tweets this distressing fact.

"(Department of Education) releases data that shows 35 counties and more than 44k classes are not in compliance with final push of class size."

The class size amendment was passed with the votes of Florida citizens in 2002. Florida has had years to prepare itself for the amendment. The anti-class size amendment failed at the polls this year. The voters made it clear that they support class size reduction.

Former Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida legislature have been attempting to undermine the amendment for years. Republicans in the Florida legislature passed a bill placing the anti class size reduction amendment on the ballot. Florida nationally has ranked near the bottom in K-12 education. The failure to properly implement class size reduction is a good example of why.

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