NC Senate bill would eliminate class-size caps for K-3 - WNCT

NC Senate bill would eliminate class-size caps for K-3

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After a decade long fight to cut down on class sizes around the nation, some North Carolina state legislators want to lift the cap on how many kids a teacher can have in their class.
     
On Wednesday a Senate house committee backed the bill that would eliminate the 24 kids in a class cap for kindergarten through grade three.
     
Two years ago, the state removed the class size limits from fourth grade and up.
     
Supporters of the bill say getting rid of the cap gives local schools districts the flexibility on how to use their funds to maximize student achievement.
     
Cheryl Wilson is a principal at Oaks Road Middle School. She says  smaller class have benefited her school and if the cap is lifted they may have cut back in other areas.

Wilson also says the way the state looks at class size doesn't always accurately show how many students are in a class at one time.

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