For Concord’s class sizes, looking at the numbers might not be enough
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Emma and Olivia O’Connor’s feet barely touched the floor as they started to speak.
Reading carefully from a typed sheet of paper, Emma, a fifth-grader, explained to the Concord school board’s policy committee how being in a class of 26 students impacts her; there’s no space to move desks around or a rug for a morning meeting. Things her sister, a third-grader, gets to enjoy in a class of 17.