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ST netizens call for smaller classes amid some sadness over school mergers

The debate over reducing class sizes has been going on for years, but it bubbled up again after it was announced which schools got to keep their names and buildings during mergers.

In its merger with New Town Secondary School, Tanglin Secondary will lose its name and building. PHOTO: ST FILE
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I half expected that lots of Straits Times social media users would bemoan the loss of beloved school names and buildings due to mergers. But apart from occasional metaphorical sighs, many appear to be as unsentimental as I am.

Instead, the changes got them to debate more pragmatic matters, including if this could have been an opportunity to form smaller class sizes.

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