“In their minority report, the six dissenters — out of a total 48 members — recommended significantly reforming the law, such that parents would be empowered to approve exemptions from class size limits.
They also called for extending the implementation of the limits, from five years to 20 years, with high schools coming last in the phase-in.
The dissenters include members of the group PLACE, which advocates for selective admissions and has openly criticized the law as impractical, warning that it could reduce access to seats in gifted, accelerated and Advanced Placement programs and specialized high schools.
“The law is incredibly complex, many disagreements were unresolved, and it is clear that a more thoughtful, patient approach is required,” the minority report said.”
Read the full article on the Gothamist: https://gothamist.com/news/to-reduce-nyc-class-sizes-task-force-pitches-enrollment-caps-and-teacher-incentives