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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The five year capital plan: hi definition video but no seats for our kids

Nearly half a million children currently attend overcrowded schools, one quarter of all elementary schools have waiting lists for Kindergarten, and due to residential development, the DOE admits that they will need at least 58,000 more seats over the next five years.  


The state pays for half of all funds spent on new school construction.  And yet DOE intends to build only 28,000 new seats, and Deputy Chancellor Grimm announced that they NEVER intend to replace the trailers that are already years past their lifetime and are rotting away.  


But they do intend to spend a billion dollars on high speed internet and high definition video! 


For more on this, check out  these charts, and the NY1.

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