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On class size, will the federal government listen to parents, as did NZ?

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The Obama administration has proposed that in next year’s education budget, 25 percent  of the funds available to school districts to reduce class size or keep teachers on staff be diverted to a competitive grant program to create and expand “new pathways” to teaching – e.g. to help fund organizations like Teach For America. That would mean a cut of more than $600 million, and if approved, would lead to even larger classes in schools throughout the country next year.  …