Brad Dobson knows what it's like to have nearly 40 students in his English class.
"My class sizes are too big," said the Davis High teacher. "I can't teach writing if I've got 38 kids in the class."
It's part of the reason he, along with several hundred other teachers and parents, filled the Capitol rotunda Monday evening, to thank lawmakers for agreeing to increase base per pupil spending, known as the WPU, by 2 percent and fund another 13,500 students expected in Utah schools in the fall. Though the increases haven't yet been finalized, legislative leaders have agreed upon them.