Saturday, September 19, 2009

Overcrowded schools par for the course

From Neighborhood Retail Alliance:

We're getting a spate of reports about over crowding in NYC schools in the first few weeks of the year. As the NY Daily News tells us: "Thousands of classes citywide are packed to the gills in all grades as schools struggle to stretch every scarce dollar, the Daily News has learned. More than 7,200 classes are over the limit set in the teachers union contract, the union says."

If true, how can this be-in the eighth year of the Bloomberg miracle? And what does this say about the vaunted managerial expertise of this mayoral regime-one that has an additional $12 billion or so to try to make the education of our kids better? As one student relates: "In my science research class, there are some kids sitting behind the blackboard," said Renzo Meza, a freshman at Forest Hills High School, which has 384 classes with more than the 34-student limit for high schools."


From NY1:

The United Federation of Teachers says thousands of public school classes are overcrowded this year.

According to the union's preliminary report released Thursday, schools throughout the five boroughs are exceeding the 34-student maximum.

The UFT says Queens high schools are suffering the worst with more than 3,100 oversized classes.


Once again, just ask a teacher!

8 comments:

italian girl said...

"Once again, just ask a teacher."

THIS is exactly what any article in any paper WON'T do. NEVER, EVER, EVER do they interview TEACHERS for their articles. Hmmmmmm, I wonder why. You'll only find the truth in the opinion sections. I'm surprised they let this one through.

"Honest Joe" Crowley's Friend said...

I donen no whatcha tooken abou. Theese ees my keeds and the keeds o mi amigos.

In mi cooontry we gotta wook over de mountin seveal kilometers to geet to des eschool.

An de go only to seexth grade. Dess escool is a beeg estep abov mi coontri.

In Queens we are treated like Kings. Gracias Hones Joe!

Anonymous said...

This is great.

Brownskin people living in brownfields with substandard hospitals and substandard schools.

And all the 'greens' and young people from good backgrounds that used to protest social inequality today only talk about bike lanes and stupid ass stunts like parkingdaynyc.org

The civics of our day and age is sick.

Anonymous said...

Dont knock today's youth.

Hollywood, not the real world dictate their causes.

They can now date across race and embrace gays. What more do you want from them?

ew-3 said...

IG - they only talk to people that will parrot their position.

italian girl said...

ew-3 I really hope more and more teachers start telling their stories. It really is HORRIBLE what Bloombucks has done to the system. It's a system where experience and expertise is a liability and brand new teachers are put on pedestals. It's a system where administrators who SHOULD be master teachers are being plucked from the business world and telling seasoned teachers everything they know is WRONG. The corporate model HAS to go!

This is who is running our schools:

noneducator Michael Bloomberg
noneducator Joel Klein
noneducator principals and a.p.'s
noneducator former UFT president
noneducator Lucy Calkins (created reading and writing curriculum for Teacher's College that was imposed on entire city)

Makes sense?

-Joe said...

Italian girl they dont want teachers they want morons that will babysit and keep their mouths shut.

A generatin of dummies will do and beleive anything they say.
In 10 years FORGETABOUT IT!!

BTW Some of these teachers should be booted out !
My friend Sals wife is a teacher, she's a total idiot who making 100K a year teaching in Greenpoint.
She cant cook (and refuses to try) --one of the Great Neck ya know. Cant use a computer

This woman uses her kitchen oven a storage for her shoes WTF !
I almost burned their house down pre-heating the oven to heat up some pizza.

This is what we have teaching kids ?

italian girl said...

-Joe said...
"Italian girl they dont want teachers they want morons that will babysit and keep their mouths shut.

A generatin of dummies will do and beleive anything they say.
In 10 years FORGETABOUT IT!!"

You definitely got that right.



"BTW Some of these teachers should be booted out !
My friend Sals wife is a teacher, she's a total idiot who making 100K a year teaching in Greenpoint.
She cant cook (and refuses to try) --one of the Great Neck ya know. Cant use a computer

This woman uses her kitchen oven a storage for her shoes WTF !
I almost burned their house down pre-heating the oven to heat up some pizza."


How do you know she's not a great teacher? So she can't/won't cook. THAT makes her a bad TEACHER?? No, only a bad cook. Come on Joe!! Pull yourself out of 1950's already. Women were meant to do more than just COOK.