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By Jennifer Palmer
Oklahoma Watch 

State leaders face dilemma in addressing class sizes


February 10, 2019

A temporary measure allowing schools to exceed class-size limits without financial penalties will automatically end in five months unless the Legislature acts this session.

But none of the solutions are ideal, placing policymakers in a bind.

If they let the nine-year-old moratorium expire, schools could face losing funding as a penalty for exceeding caps on class size. Yet what is needed to reduce class sizes is an influx of teachers, which costs money, and there’s an ongoing teacher shortage.

But extending the moratorium, as at least one bill proposes to do, could have its own negative e...

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