SALT LAKE CITY -- Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush has told Utah officials there's little evidence to link smaller class sizes and student achievement.
Bush made the comments about class sizes in response to a question by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, who was chairing an education meeting Bush was invited to address.
Utah is home to the nation's largest class sizes.
Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that Bush opposed in 2002 capping class sizes there. He was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2003.
Bush is currently working to get voters to approve an amendment on this year's ballot that would loosen the class size requirements. The toughest requirements of the amendment go into effect this week with the start of the new school year.