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Appendix A

Selected Resources on Class Size

Florida's Coalition to Reduce Class Size was established to help mobilize grassroots support in support of Florida's class-size initiative, which will appear on the ballot as Amendment 9. For more information about the Coalition, see their Web site.

People For the American Way (PFAW) is a national organization that advances the principles of quality education, free expression, civic participation, tolerance, and constitutional liberties. In addition to its Washington, D.C., headquarters, PFAW has offices in Tallahassee and Miami. PFAW Foundation has produced numerous reports on school reform and educational priorities, including several that were cited in a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion.

The Tennessee STAR study is a landmark study that reveals the powerful and lasting impact that smaller classes have on student achievement. These documents provide more information:

Last school year, more than 81,000 students attended smaller classes, thanks to Wisconsin's Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program. These documents include annual evaluations and other reports on SAGE's positive impact on student learning:

In 1998, Congress passed a law providing federal aid to assist public school districts across the country in reducing class sizes. A review by the U.S. Department of Education revealed the benefits that these reductions were having:

Some additional evaluations and analysis examining the benefits of class size reduction on student achievement have been attached below:

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