When it's in NYC.
From the Daily News:
"We've been overcrowded for years, but this year is the worst," said Erin Flanagan, a physical education teacher at Flushing High School, which has 295 classes with 35 or more students.
There are 86 dialects spoken at Flushing High School and 49 students in one of the English Learning classes.
Students sit on the floor and window sills. There are at least a dozen classes with more than 40 students.
"It's like on the subway at rush hour," said Flanagan, "and when the doors open, there's no room. That's what the hallways are like."
There has been a 20% jump in the number of overcrowded classrooms compared with this time last year, reports from the United Federation of Teachers show.
"The number of classes exceeding the limit will decline in the coming weeks as enrollment stabilizes and principals add new classes to accommodate their students," said Education Department spokesman William Havemann.
This will happen more and more unless the spigot is turned off. That means downzoning and enforcing immigration laws. Since Bloomberg has no intention of addressing either issue, the problem will continue to get worse. There are even schools that weren't crowded before that have joined the list.