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Carla Smith makes the rounds in her crowded language arts class at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. (David Samson /The Forum)

Teacher layoffs mean larger class sizes in Moorhead

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MOORHEAD -- This school year, Rob Bye's son, Erik, a Moorhead High sophomore, surprised him by taking an Advanced Placement history class.


Erik, his father says, is more of a math and science guy, so his choice of elective seemed counterintuitive. He liked the teacher, Erik explained. And besides, "There are fewer kids in that class," he said. "It's easier to learn when there are fewer kids in your class."

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