Friday, June 6, 2008

Redrawing the school district lines

As overcrowding at the city’s schools reaches unbearable levels and newly hip neighborhoods fill with strollers and nannies, the city’s Department of Education and its head, Chancellor Joel Klein, are considering new options to alleviate the crunch. Since new school construction is so gosh darned expensive and fraught with red tape, the DOE is considering another option–changing the boundaries of the city’s school districts to try and even out the load.

Say It Ain't So, Joe

Notice how large Queens school districts are compared to the rest of the boroughs. Staten Island seems pretty f*cked, too.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

To Joe Klein:

DROP DEAD!

Taxpayer said...

How's this for a terrific solution?

Have every student (and parent) prove citizenship and fluency in the English language (perhaps proof of paying taxes, too) to continue spending our tax money.

My bet?

The number of "students" would magically drop to probably one-third of today's numbers.

Teachers would have the smaller class sizes always demanded; students would actually have a chance at success with all the disturbances gone; our taxes could be cut (Eeeeeek!) with the now-smaller demand.

Either that, or have Commissar Death and the drones at the Department of Education set up shop south of the border. See how well they do.

Anonymous said...

Joel Klein has been the worst Chancellor this city has ever seen. All the teachers and parents will be very happy to see him go.

Anonymous said...

The number of "students" would magically drop to probably one-third of today's numbers.


GREAT IDEA!!!
Then we would have a bunch of non-students who dont speak english, will never learn how to speak english, roaming the streets committing crimes, then everyone will be wondering how on earth this could have happened.

A Better NYC said...

The NYC public school system is agruably the most worthless, corrupt and inefficient entity in the entire country.

Thousands of students "graduate" every year without knowing how to read, write or do simple math.

Very sad...and frustating too.

But it's taxpayer money so no one really gives a damn.

To think the system will ever work again is a joke.

Remember, it wasn't that long ago that the NYC school system was one of the best in the entire country.

Today, the school system's annual budget could finance the operations of a small country.

Absolutely pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I have one thing to say to Joel Klein:


Buh-bye.

Anonymous said...

I will agree we need to spend more money on education, but the post and comments are ridiculous. Do you know if there has been any significant change to the size of the school districts in queens. Doesn't stand to reason they would be larger for a less dense population?

"Either that, or have Commissar Death and the drones at the Department of Education set up shop south of the border. See how well they do."


Wow, i mean, wow. Bush level understanding of immigration for sure.

Anonymous said...

"Doesn't stand to reason they would be larger for a less dense population?"

Spoken like an ignoramus who never lived a day in Queens. Schools have been grossly overcrowded here since the 1980s.