Want Larger Class Sizes, Vote GOP
Since Republicans deregulated the energy utilities in Montana, the price of energy has gone up, hurting businesses and families alike.
Now, the same people who gutted consumer protections that regulated utility companies would like to nix the standards that ensure Montana kids get high quality public school classrooms. Republicans Sandy Welch and Rick Hill seem to think that removing accountability and standards to open the doors to larger class sizes will somehow help students succeed. Welch is running for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Rick Hill is running for Governor.
Welch complains in her speech to the GOP that “class sizes are not determined by your local school board, they are centrally determined in Helena.” Rick Hill is also on the record calling for “deregulating” education–eliminating the accountability and the standards that make sure sure class sizes are small enough for each get the attention they need to learn.
Never mind the fact that our students already rank among the top ten states for reading and math scores – and that the number of students who graduate from college is increasing in Montana at the fastest rate in the nation.