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While Democrats Fight to Reduce Class Size, GOP Proposes Eliminating Class Size Reduction Program

Las Vegas, NV – Today, the Nevada Assembly Education Committee held a hearing on Assembly Bill 278, legislative Democrats’ proposal to reduce classroom size in Nevada.  The bill is part of legislative Democrats’ Nevada Blueprint to improve education and expand the middle class.

But while Democrats are fighting to end the practice of stuffing up to 40 kids in oversized classrooms or portable trailers, legislative Republicans are proposing the opposite.  Assembly Bill 378, sponsored by Republican Assemblywoman Vicki Dooling, actually eliminates current programs aimed at class size reduction.  And Republicans are calling this the “education session?”

“It takes a twisted sense of irony for Nevada Republicans to bill this session as the ‘education session’ when they are proposing to eliminate class size reduction programs,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Today’s hearing on legislative Democrats’ class size reduction bill made clear who Nevada’s middle class can trust to fight for them and their children.  While Democrats are fighting for better schools and smaller class sizes, Republicans in the legislature are actually proposing to eliminate existing class size reduction programs and keep Nevada kids stuffed into overcrowded classrooms – or even worse, portable trailers.”