POLITICS

Nova Scotia Liberals promise to cut class sizes for some elementary students

07/19/2013 01:51 EDT | Updated 09/18/2013 05:12 EDT
HALIFAX - Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil says he would reduce class sizes for some elementary school students in Nova Scotia if he is elected.

The Opposition leader says his party would cap the number of students in a Primary to Grade 2 classroom to 20.

McNeil says he would also cap the number of students in a Grade 3 to 5 class at 25.

He says if a cap were exceeded, the school would be required to have an education assistant present in the classroom.

McNeil says he would also launch a review of school curriculum with input from students, parents and teachers.