Report decries crowding in New York City schools

May 21, 2009
Campaign for Fiscal Equity says 48% of city's students attend schools that need more space

From the Campaign for Fiscal Equity: A report from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity finds that 48 percent of New York City’s public school students attend an overcrowded school or a school that utilizes a temporary structure such as a trailer or annex. The report, Maxed Out: New York City School Overcrowding Crisis, examines data from every school in New York City. The report found 515 school buildings with a total enrollment of 501,632 students were either overcrowded or had associated temporary structures during the 2006-07 school year

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