MIAMI – Florida’s class-size requirements would be loosened under a measure on next month’s ballot.
This year, each core curriculum classroom must have no more than 18 students in pre-kindergarten through third grade, 22 in fourth through eighth grade and 25 in high school.
Amendment 8 would raise the cap to 21 in pre-kindergarten through third grade, to 27 in fourth through eighth grade and to 30 in high school.
The Legislature’s Republican leadership says the measure is needed because the lower limits are too expensive.
Opponents say children learn better in smaller classes.