Funny, the state seems to have plenty of money to fund high stakes tests but here we have a mandate from the people of the state being ignored. Specifically it states in the amendment:
"Payment of the costs associated with reducing class size to meet these requirements is the responsibility of the state and not of local school districts."
I'm not surprised the GOP wants to ignore one reform actually proven to improve student achievement and instead want to push their own agenda, forced failure of the public schools in the name of privatization.
The complete story is available from The Palm Beach Post.
I don't find it surprising that funding smaller class sizes isn't being done. Doesn't matter which party. It's all about the money and not about the kids. Tests are quick easy measurements.
Changing class size, why more teahers would have to be hired and new buildings and rooms would have to be built and heaven forbid if it worked!
I sound jaded today; I am, gearing up for those tests next week. Knowing there is no possible way to really prepare them for tricky questions, to "fix" everybody.
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