Bush lays out class size reduction plan

Gov. Jeb Bush announced his plan Thursday to comply with Amendment 9 and reduce Florida’s class sizes. The amendment, approved by voters in November, came with a multi billion-dollar price tag.

In order to pay for the measure, Bush cut budgets severely. In addition, he hopes to get around the problem by continuing his plan of offering private school vouchers and by encouraging year-round school.

Less dramatic measures also meant to contribute to class sizes include the removal of a charter school cap, realignment of attendance zones and a push for students to take classes at a community college.