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House minority leader Sands gets it half right on class size, Politifact rules

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February

Rulings_tom-halftrue When Florida Republican leaders came out with a proposal to scale back the 2002 class size amendment, House minority leader Franklin Sands denounced the idea. In a statement, he said:

"I seriously doubt that Floridians will want to undo what they approved in 2002. I strongly support giving school districts the flexibility they need to deal with small increases in the student-teacher ratios. But it is important to remember that Florida still averages more students in its classrooms than any other state in the Southeast."

Politifact looked into his assertion and found it to be only partially true. Check it out.

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

    

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