Would you want your child to be in a classroom with 50 students? Research has shown that smaller class sizes are more conducive to learning and produce higher student performance (Learn more about smaller class sizes). Fortunately, GFTâ€™s DOE Board Union Contract includes a specific class size to ensure the greatest possible teacher time per student. Although decent class sizes require more teachers and can be costly for the Department, it is a much needed investment in order to give our children quality education. â€œI never realized how important our CBA was until I taught in a non-union school in the states: 45 kids in a class, crazy workloads and no respect at work. Thank God for GFT and our CBA.â€- Barbara Janssen, GFT Member.