The news: Gov. Pat Quinn proposed $1.3 billion in education budget cuts that could force the Chicago Public Schools to increase classroom size to 35. The current average is 28 to 31 students per classroom. Behind the news: A Chicago Reporter analysis found that the average class size in most CPS high schools is nowhere near that range. Some say it’s because individual schools find funding sources other than the state. The Reporter found that the classroom size at most CPS high schools falls well below 28.