Keep 221, Dallas News urges

The Dallas Morning News, which broke the story the other day about a likely legislative effort to repeal the 221 studentteacher ratio for kindergarten through the fourth grade, also has published a strong editorial explaining why the 26yearold cap is so important and must be preserved.

“Here’s something that makes you cringe: Lawmakers in Austin are kicking around the idea of lifting the classsize cap for primary grades,” the newspaper wrote, noting that the 221 standard has “stood as a bulwark against reverting to the days when Texas was an educational backwater.”

The proposed repeal or loosening of the cap should make every educator and every parent cringe too. Check out the full editorial here for more strong arguments for keeping the limit:


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