Class size amendment stays on ballotby Dara Kam | October 7th, 2010
A proposed constitutional amendment that would water down class size limits will remain on the ballot, the Florida Supreme Court ruled today.
Lawmakers placed the measure, Amendment 8, on the ballot to give school districts more flexibility meeting the constitutional restrictions on class sizes approved by voters in 2002. The proposal would keep class size limits at the school average level rather than require each class to comply with the limits.
The Florida teachers’ union argued that the measure is really intended to decrease the amount of money lawmakers must spend on public education.
Today’s unanimous decision upheld a lower court ruling.