LANSING (WWJ) – Look for larger class sizes when school opens again in the fall. WWJ Newsradio 950’s Rob Sanford reports that at least that is what some are claiming.
That’s because the new state budget sees a funding cut of $300 per student, not including the already approved $170 dollar reduction to schools. An advisor to Governor Snyder, Bill Rustem acknowledges that will likely mean larger class sizes.
“Class size matters at the youngest grades, kindergarten through three, once you get beyond that, it doesn’t matter as much, all you who went to college know that you sat in lecture halls that were very, very large,” says Rustem.
Supporters of the new budget also claim some districts could shrink the size of their cuts by using what they call “best financial practices” which are designed to make budgeting more efficient.