A bill approved by the Senate Education Committee here in NC would end the policy of capping K - 3rd grade classes to 24 students. Matthew Burns, WRAL reporter writes a great article on the subject that can be read at the link above.
Burns quotes Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph as having stated "I don't know if 10 kids in a classroom is better than 15 or not". Tillman is a retired school administrator. He goes on to say that he doesn't know what the ideal number is. IMO he is either being disingenuous, or he must have not been terribly competent as a school administrator.
Tillman also states that he doesn't care if a teacher has 30 or 13 students in a class but that teachers will be graded on progress only.
Let's pay attention folks, public education is under attack, and McCrory and company are in the process of deconstructing public school funding, while raising expectation for teachers to more and more rigorous but misguided standards.