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Governor Haslam Abandons Tennessee Class Size Proposal
(2012-02-16)
(wkms) - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he's abandoning his proposal to do away with average class size restrictions in the state. The governor's decision came Wednesday as a growing chorus of educators and parents, and their representatives, criticized the idea. They say they fear the change would hurt teaching standards because more classrooms would be filled to capacity. Haslam says his plan was thwarted by the challenge of explaining the goal is to give school districts more flexibility to hire high-priority teachers. Haslam notes Tennessee is the only state that places caps on both the total classroom size as well as on average school-wide enrollment. © Copyright 2014, wkms