Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SHOCKING NEWS: Overdevelopment strains schools


From NY1:

New development in New York has soared over the last 10 to 15 years. While this may be good for the city’s economy and the overall health of the real estate market, a new study examines one major downside to new construction.

"The report goes through all the new construction in a number of neighborhoods and it shows how many seats the city should have planned for based on the new housing units built. The city should have been building schools all along," says Barbara Denham, the chief economist of Eastern Consolidated.

Unfortunately, it has not. According to Denham's report, the city has not followed its own formula for how many new school seats should be created based on the number of new housing units added.

Her report evaluated the Upper West Side, Midtown West and Lower Manhattan and found the more construction, the more the public schools are being squeezed.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shhhhh, keep it under your hat, on the QT!

Anonymous said...

Really?

Anonymous said...

How about the illegal immigrants piling into our schools? She should pay if they cannot show a green card.

Jerry Rotondi said...

No shit Sherlock!

Any idiot
could have told Emperor Bloomberg that!

By the way,
what happened to Mike's premiere promise to improve education in NYC?

It looks like it got flushed down the toilet!

In the end it's the children that suffer because their futures have been severely compromised.

Most parents can't afford the private schools that Bloomberg easily could.

Anonymous said...

notice they focus on the impact in Manhattan... check the growth rate in Queens and Staten Island if you want real outrage! Of course, we aren't really part of the "Empire" - we're the peons in the straw shacks at the foot of the castle.

Anonymous said...

The city should not allow any new consruction until the infrastructure is upraded to meet the demands of more and more people.

Anonymous said...

How about the illegal immigrants piling into our schools? She should pay if they cannot show a green card
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NO NO NO you are so wrong, you racist, zenophobe Archie Bunker! The undocumented aliens saved this country from obscurity. We wouldn't be here without them. We owe them everything, and they simply ask to make a better life for themselves. They are hard workers with stars in their eyes, who just wish for the American Dream. We were bland and boring before them, now we are VIBRANT! DIVERSE! If you just twist all the evidence around, just like our media and our politicians do, you will see tha they contribute more to this country than anyone else, especially our military veterans! Thank God for our undocumented aliens, we owe them everything!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You gotta be kidding.

Do YOU personally reside in a VIBRANT, DIVERSE nabe (aka, ghetto)?

I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

You gotta be kidding.

Do YOU personally reside in a VIBRANT, DIVERSE nabe (aka, ghetto)?

I don't think so.
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Um....yeah.......ummmmmm......... sarcasm pal. Get it now?