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Hello, could you check my correct or not correct understanding of the sentence, please. Thank you.

"Split classes are a growing concern for educators, who are grappling with an increase as a result of the cap on class sizes in the primary year.

How I understood this:

A combined class is the problem for the teachers who try to find solution how to handle such a big class. Split classes are caused by the required limited number of students in primary years. (In other words there is a shortage of teachers and premises and that results in split classes which is a big problem for educators.)
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Most of your paraphrase is accurate, but the original says absolutely nothing about this: A combined class is the problem for the teachers who try to find solution how to handle such a big class.
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olga55 Split classes are caused by the required limited number of students in primary years. (In other words there is a shortage of teachers and premises and that results in split classes which is a big problem for educators.)
Hi. It sounds to me as if you've put the cart before the horse. The second statement (in parentheses) is not in agreement with the first statement captioned here.

Perhaps we misunderstand each other on the meaning of the phrase, "and that results in."

Suppose that this year is the same as last year in all respects other than the addition of the new cap. There are the same numbers of students, of teachers, and of available premises.

We all agree that the new cap requires that classes which would have been okay last year will now have to be split in two, creating a greater number of classes and a need for additional teachers and classrooms. That is, the cap has caused the splitting. The splitting has caused the shortages.

But you are saying there is a shortage of teachers and premises, and that results in split classes. That is, you're saying that the shortages have caused the splitting. I'm sure you don't mean that. I think you mean to say that the shortages have been caused by the splitting.

The expression "and that results in A" means "and that causes A." Is that the source of my confusion? Does it mean something else to you?

Best wishes, - A.
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Mister Micawber, thank you.
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Avangi,
I got it. It’s interesting when you read an article, the main idea is understandable, but when think on every sentence, there seems to be some problems as to being accurate. Thank you.