New York City Will Add Schools to Ease Overcrowding
Many schools face overcrowded classrooms amid a rise in immigration and the decision by more families to remain in the city instead of moving to the suburbs.
"You have kids who are having classes in a hallway or in places inappropriate for learning,'' said Thomas Sobol, a professor of education at Columbia University's Teachers College, in an interview. "The new schools will provide a setting in which sound teaching and learning can flourish."
This article, written by Patrick Cole, appeared on April 18th, 2006 on www.bloomberg.com.