“I don’t think Senator Stevenson is going to cry, but if somebody can make him cry here today, more power to him.”

-Rep. Brad Last (R-Dixie)

I finally made it up to the legislature today on the third day of the session.

There was a discussion of the value of class size reduction versus its cost in the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Several representatives from the Republican side suggested that class size reduction doesn’t lead to much improvement in education for typical students. Of course improvement in their rubric can be measured only by standardized test scores. I’m not surprised that the opponents of education funding managed to manufacture a study that reached that result but it doesn’t reflect the reality in classrooms.

It’s always good to be up here for committee meetings. The House and Senate floors are usually much less important, less interactive, and less interesting than committee meetings but they are open for business, too. Committee Schedules are online, as are agendas. Pick one you like and show up.

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5 Responses to Legislature

  1. Ric says:

    Ditto. All ya’ll should stop by the Senate too. We’d love to meet you.

  2. Natalie says:

    Look for me – I’d love to meet you! (And I’m easy to spot, because I wear a nametag)

  3. You’ve inspired us. We’re going to try to get up there for some committee meetings. Looking forward to more of your leg. blogging…

  4. brian says:

    Thanks, Lee. I’m going to try to visit the legislature several times this session. Hope to see you around.

  5. Lee says:

    Good to have you back into the blogosphere. Your notes have been missed.

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