03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Less Money For California Class-Size Reduction Under Schwarzenegger Budget

For the first time since the program began 14 years ago, a California governor is planning on spending significantly less on California's popular, but expensive, class-size reduction program than in previous years.

In his budget released last Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is projecting spending $340 million less than anticipated during the current school year, and $550 million less in the school year beginning in September. Together, the reductions would save the state nearly $900 million.

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