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Generally, one hears frustration due to inadequate space per child in a classroom, or schools that do not have enough square footage to allow for all necessary activities. Rarely do you see a headline that shouts in the opposite direction, as is the case in the state of Massachussets these days:

Many Schools Grew Beyond Past State Size Limits

More than 90 percent of the 250 or so Massachusetts public schools built or renovated in the past decade were bigger than state rules dictated. The Boston Glove reports that the review by the state School Building Authority attributes the out-of-control spending to a lack of oversight and a poorly staffed Department of Education that simply didn’t enforce basic standards for school size.

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