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Florida education commissioner supports new class-size amendment



Florida Education Commissioner Eric J. Smith supports legislation to put another class-size amendment on the ballot. From a press release:

“Florida has done an incredible job of reducing class sizes within its schools and creating learning environments that are designed to foster success within every student. However, upcoming class size reduction requirements pose a situation that threatens to undermine this great work and derail the future success of our students. The class size legislation announced today by Representative Weatherford and Senator Gaetz is the exact type of approach Florida needs to avoid an impending logistical scenario that will create untold hardships for children, parents and teachers throughout the state. I stand in full support of this legislation and its ability to preserve all that our schools have accomplished in the past and stand to accomplish in the future.” 


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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