Chicago's public school elementary class sizes are expected to be restored to normal levels and high school classes will increase to only 33 instead of 35, thanks to a bump of new state money, Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman said today.I wonder how he is able to afford smaller class sizes if allowing that only costs more money, especially if you have to staff these small-classes.
Huberman combined the good news with a full court press calling for teachers and other unions to voluntarily forgo scheduled 4 percent pay raises amounting to a total $135 million.
That sacrifice would fill more than a third of the system's remaining deficit of $370 million, Huberman said.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Huberman: CPS school class size to return to normal levels