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New York Times

Mar 16, 12:00 AM

Texas Schools Face Bigger Classes and Smaller Staff

Many Texas teachers have found themselves in a similar predicament. Texas Education Agency data for the 2011-12 school year show that the number of elementary classes exceeding the 22-1 student-teacher ratio has soared to 8,479 from 2,238 last school year.

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Mar 16, 4:56 AM:

Budget cuts and increased growth in some TX districts mean more schools exceeding class size cap. Article cites mixed research on impact, but fails to note findings showing effective teachers can handle larger classes.

 

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