Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Class

Also in the Queens Chronicle, they weigh in on the class size issue - with a quote shouted out from the packed hallways of PS 101:

Queens schools are no strangers to large class sizes. At P.S. 101 in Forest Hills, two of the first-grade classes have 31 students and another has 30. A fourth, a gifted and talented class, is capped at 25. Some parents are fighting to get the cap removed from that class so the students can be equally distributed or have the designation removed altogether.

“To put 31 first-graders in a room is absolutely ridiculous,” said Deborah Dillingham, the president of the Parents’ Association.

Nice work, Caroline.