Friday, September 5, 2008

Who would have thought?

From Brownstoner:

The Gotham Gazette reports on an unforeseen downside to the condo boom: too many students suddenly flooding a fragile system. "The influx of students threatens to undermine the quality of nearby schools - often the very thing that helped attract young families in the first place," they write. Schools are overcrowded, and the more attractive an area becomes, the more its land values increase, creating even more of a school-building quagmire.


Miles Mullin said...

I am looking forward to the time the areas of mass development (think Hunters Point) realize that promises they would go to the head of the line are in fact empty promises.

All those new schools built in your buildings?

Guess who will be going to them!

Welcome to the Wonderful! Diverse! Vibrant! place we all got to know and have come to love: the borough of Queens!

Anonymous said...

Just what the clubhouse ordered!

Overburden the schools and dumb down the kids so that when they grow up and are old enough to vote, they can make "intelligent" choices and put people like Joe Crowley and Dennis P. Gallagher in office!

America is on the skids folks!

Anonymous said...

John Liu, are you paying attention?

Anonymous said...

If you can't afford to send your kids to a good private school, you dont deserve kids.