Florida schools trying to cope with class size chaos
School districts are taking or preparing to take such drastic steps as increasing taxes, moving administrators and librarians into classrooms and busing students to other schools to meet Florida's class-size limits, which might be loosened by an amendment that's on the Nov. 2 ballot. Some are recalling laid off teachers, hiring lower-paid "associate teachers," encouraging students to take more online virtual courses, and putting kids from two grade levels in a single classroom. Class-size reduction advocates including teachers unions and Republican legislative leaders blame each other for compliance measures that are causing chaos, both sides agree.
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