Class Sizes Still Too High

I have two children in the Franklin Pierce School District, in grades 7 and 9 respectively. Since I last spoke to Class Size Counts in 2015, the situation in their classrooms has not changed. Class sizes remain as high as 35 in some of their classes and teachers continue to teach in tenuous situations. At the middle school, they have been forced to eliminate teacher planning times to open even more sections of science because there are simply too many kids in the room to reasonably run a lab. The Legislature has done very little to meet its obligation to adequately fund public education. Instead, they have gone backwards and discarded the opinion of the voters by refusing to limit class sizes above K-3.

-Chalu Harris-Adams