In the eight years that Florida has had these class size caps in place, taxpayers have paid out $18.7 billion, nearly equaling this year's total state PK-12 budget of $18.1 billion.
Surely Chingos's research just came out too late to properly educate Florida voters? How else can we explain their defeat of a proposal to roll-back the final and most expensive phase of the reduction amendment? Sadly no, the research was out in September. Politicians understand the popularity of class size reduction; apparently we aren't as savvy.
Florida must now proceed full steam ahead with classrooms that may in no circumstances exceed 18 students in grades K-3; 22 in grades 4-8; and 25 in grades 9-12.