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Don't want to cancel class size? Then how about a class size voucher?



Horner You read that right. Class. Size. Voucher.

Freshman Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, has filed a bill with the title "Class Size Grants" that takes a different approach to tackling the 2002 amendment. Rather than scaling back the measure, as key GOP leaders have proposed, Horner suggests this:

"The Class Size Grant Program is established to provide the option to attend a public school other than the one to which a student is assigned, or to provide a grant to a private school of choice, for students assigned to classrooms that exceed the constitutional class size limits." (Emphasis added.)

There's no Senate companion bill yet. But there could be -- along with several other stabs at altering what many lawmakers have called one of the biggest hurdles they face in dealing with next year's budget. Can't wait to hear what the FEA says about this latest one.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:15am]


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