|Today's Daily News, and no that it not me screaming in facepaint.|
The “target” formula is somewhat more accurate but still underestimates the actual level of overcrowding in schools. This means more than 480,000 students were in extremely overstuffed buildings last year. The audit found the same trend line as we did– worsening overcrowding, particularly at the elementary and middle school levels.
The most interesting aspect of the audit involved their asking for documentation of what the DOE Offices of Portfolio Management and Space Planning had done to address the problem of overcrowding: