How did some CPS classrooms end up with more than 30 kids? Here’s a breakdown of one of the central issues in – Chicago Tribune

“One of the issues with having hard caps is that if your system overall is underfunded, as soon as you set requirements in one area, then other stuff gets cut,” said Cassie Creswell, whose advocacy group, Illinois Families for Public Schools, has pushed for better state funding of schools. “If you snapped your fingers and put class caps in place, the overall system is so underfunded still, you’d end up just pushing around the dollars that you have. So you’d end up with people cutting arts or libraries. Some things (would) improve but other things won’t.”

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