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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement By: State Board of Education Chairman T. Willard Fair Regarding Proposed Legislation to Modify Class Size Requirements

“Senator Gaetz and Representative Weatherford’s announcement yesterday of their proposed constitutional amendment to “right size class size” is extremely good news for students, parents and teachers throughout Florida. Stability is a powerful tool in the education of a young mind and it is our duty to ensure that disruptions in our classrooms and schools are kept to a bare minimum. This proposal balances that duty with the need to safeguard the considerable reductions in class sizes that we have been able to achieve since the original amendment was put in place. On behalf of the State Board of Education I pledge my full support of this proposed amendment and encourage every Floridian to understand and embrace the benefits it will bring to our children.”