Fairfax County Public Schools: Don't pass a 2014-15 class size increase without county-established class size caps.
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Many Fairfax County schoolchildren are assigned to very large classes. They must often deal with cramped spaces, more stressful environments and less of the individual attention they need.
And it might get worse next year. To help balance the 2014-15 budget, class size may be increased even more next year. Another class size increase without county-established caps will put even more children in unfairly lower-quality, oversize classes.
Fairfax County doesn't have its own class size caps. FCPS consents to Virginia's high state caps of 29-35 for elementary school! We must do better than that. In addition, Virginia establishes NO caps for middle and high schools.
County-established caps will protect children from excessively large classes that damage their education.
We, the undersigned, urge FCPS: Don’t pass a 2014-15 class size increase without county-established class size caps.
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