Fairfax County considers possible cla...

Fairfax County considers possible class size increase

There are 2 comments on the Fairfax Times story from Nov 14, 2013, titled Fairfax County considers possible class size increase. In it, Fairfax Times reports that:

An increase in class size represents the biggest chunk of potential savings the county school system is considering in the face of a projected $140 million budget shortfall.

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Sterling, VA

#1 Nov 14, 2013
Every time FCPS runs into a shortfall, class size always increases. We paid a HUGE price to lower our class size and got HUGE GRANTs from Feds and state. The lower numbers proved their importance. Now we are just throwing all the good work out the window and saying it doesn't matter SHAME on Management for not looking deeper and just stopping at a the easy fix!!!
Brenton_Vincenze s

Burke, VA

#2 Nov 19, 2013
Sad, when I stop to think of the 3 or 4 extremely intelligent 24 or 25 year-old women I know who have had a tough time trying to find jobs as elementary school teachers.
We need to think of new ways to budget properly in Virginia. New ways, not so rooted in a robotic partisan "check-of-the-box." We need to wake up. And then we need to elect the right leaders to keep us awake.
This is the ultimate question, people. How else we can raise money? That is, how ELSE can we raise or budget or allocate dollars and cents in ways OTHER than what we have been trying. Yes, it is this simple; and yes, it is also this difficult.
In Virginia, it starts in Fairfax County. The time is now. Do we consider casinos to fund public schools? Do we embrace the inevitable and tax marijuana for recreational purposes? Or do we sit along the sideline, watching as other states and Commonwealths adopt reasonable policies to raise money, while we let our norms of yesteryear get in the way of....no, defy logic. Not any more. Not this Virginian.

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