Friday, June 18, 2010

Helen Marshall says there's no more school overcrowding in Queens!

Check out what Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said on WNYC radio on Tuesday about school overcrowding by clicking here.

Meanwhile, according to official DOE data (which most experts think underestimates the problem), 67 percent of elementary school children in Queens attended overcrowded schools; and 77 percent of high school students. And this does not count thousands of students in trailers.

Class sizes are still increasing rapidly throughout the borough, and as of this March, nearly 800 Queens children were on waiting lists for their zoned Kindergartens.

If you are a Queens parent or teacher, and you think school overcrowding is still a serious problem, send her an email at, with a copy to her education adviser, RoseAnne Darche, at and her PEP appointee, Dmytro Fedkowskyj at


NYC Educator said...

I feel like I'm in a Fellini film at this moment.

Anonymous said...

Helen Marshall is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm in a Friedman brothers cartoon.

another teacher said...

Can't believe she'd care, but I sent her an email promising her that she's now lost my vote. I also invited her to come to my school, especially during the change of periods, to see the overcrowding for herself. Don't think I'll be seeing her anytime soon!