More young city students have been forced to learn in packed classes of 30 or more this school year, a sharp increase over recent years, a new analysis of city education department data reveals.
The study, by nonprofit Class Size Matters, shows that as of Oct. 30 a whopping 48,440 kids in kindergarten through third grade were enrolled in outsized classes.
That’s up from 45,442 kids in enrolled oversize classes on the same date in 2014, 45,242 kids in 2013 and 35,137 kids in 2012, according to the analysis.
That’s a 38% increase in just three years.
Class Size Matters founder Leonie Haimson said those growing numbers mean more public school kids in the Big Apple won’t get a shot a decent education.