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TALLAHASSEE (CBS4)- A revised plan to loosen Florida’s class size limits has passed the state Senate with little of the opposition that’s accompanied past proposals.

The Senate voted 38-1 for the bill (SB 1466) and sent it to the House.

It would reduce the number of core courses covered by class size requirements from 849 to 304.

The Florida Education Association has led the opposition to past efforts by the Republican-controlled Legislature to weaken the limits set by the Florida Constitution.

Mark Pudlow, a spokesman for the statewide teachers union, said the new bill is better than past proposals but the FEA still objects to removing foreign language classes from the limits.

Pudlow said the union hasn’t yet decided whether it would challenge the bill if it becomes law.


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