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."
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!