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Texas schools get state OK to exceed class limits

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 3, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.

More than 1,200 schools across Texas have been granted a state exemption that allows them to exceed limits on class sizes.

The Texas Education Agency allowed 1,272 elementary schools to exceed the 22-pupil limit in kindergarten through fourth grade. The Dallas Morning News reports that most of the schools cited "financial hardship" or "unanticipated growth" in requesting a waiver.

Most school districts in Texas boosted class sizes across all grade levels over the last three years, but they're not required to receive the state's permission to put more students in grades five through 12.

School officials say a $5.4 billion cut in education spending approved by lawmakers in 2011 caused educators to increase class sizes as a cost-saving measure.

Lawmakers restored $3.4 billion in 2013.

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FreeSpiritMan says... July 3, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

This and forgoing "Common Core" should insure the ignorance of Texan children for years to come.

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sgtbob6606140841 says... July 4, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.

Average Arkansas classroom – 14. Graduation rate – 75%. College attendance – 65%. (teaching about dot com). Texas HS graduation rate 2012 – 87.7% (TEA). Texas college attendance – 73.4 % of HS graduates.

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FreeSpiritMan says... July 4, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.

So whats you point, Arkansas has always been at the bottom rung. This should just bring Texas down to our level.

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sgtbob6606140841 says... July 4, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.

Your gravity has failed and negativity won't pull you through.

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FreeSpiritMan says... July 4, 2014 at 10:40 a.m.

all truth can not be positive.

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