Sizing up a bad law: NYC mandate to reduce class size is a mistake

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“Any New Yorker who’s supportive of the inflexible new state unfunded mandate requiring the city to bring down class sizes to 20 students in kindergarten through third grade, 23 students in fourth through eighth grade and 25 students in high school should read the new report by a new advisory panel of the city’s Department of Education. It outlines a host of adjustments — we mean very bad, necessary steps — necessary to make compliance with the law possible.

At least nine members refused to endorse the final recommendations and most of them have endorsed a dissenting report arguing that the law itself must be changed. Amen to that.”

Read the full opinion article in the New York Daily News: