The Excellent Public Schools Act isn't the only major education change that state Senate Republican leaders are proposing today.
The NC Public Schools Budget Flexibility Act, here, would eliminate the state's maximum class size limits. The bill says "local school administrative units shall have the maximum flexibility to use allotted teacher positions to maximize student achievement."
In the process, it would end the state's efforts over the past decade to reduce class sizes in K-3. The K-3 class size reductions has proven challenging to growing districts like Wake County.
The bill's primary co-sponsors include Sen. Jerry Tillman, co-chairman of the Education Committee and a Randolph County Republican; and new Sen. Tamara Barringer, a Cary Republican.