Kindergarten waiting lists 2009-2011: a growing crisis

Is this really pocket overcrowding, as the DOE still maintains?  With now, waiting lists at more than one fourth of the city’s elementary schools?  Check out the maps below.

Just as the administration cuts the capital plan back by almost 50%…..see for yourself the evidence of the growing overcrowding crisis in our schools.

Though the DOE says that the waiting lists will diminish over time, many of these children will be forced to attend schools outside their zone; others will be consigned to class sizes of 25 or more; and many families will have moved out of the city because of the lack of space in their neighborhood schools.

If you put your cursor over the school, its name will appear; if you click on it, you will see the number of children who were on the wait list as of that date.  You can also zoom in and out.  Be sure to scroll down to see all the maps, 2009-2011

2009 Kindergarten Waitlist (as of July): 28 schools, 474 children

2010 Kindergarten waitlist (as of March): 99 schools, 2217 children

2011 Kindergarten waitlist (as of March): 155 schools, 3193 children

Categories Uncategorized | Tags: | Posted on May 2, 2011

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