Monday, June 1, 2015

New NYC Parent Group Vs. School Overcrowding

From DNAinfo: news of a new group of NYC parents of schoolkids, fighting against crowding:

QUEENS — Parents affected by overcrowding at citywide schools have united to form a group to push for solutions.
The group, Overcrowding Advocacy for Zoned Schools NYC, was created after hundreds of parents were told earlier this year that there was not enough space in their zoned schools for their kindergartners. 
Currently, the group consists of parents zoned for P.S. 196 and P.S. 144 in Forest Hills,P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights, P.S. 78 in Long Island City and P.S. 199 on the Upper West Side, parents said.
“We are advocating for both short- and long-term solutions to address overcrowding within New York City public schools,” said M.C. Sweeney of Forest Hills, a mother of two whose children are zoned for P.S. 196.
Click here for the full article by DNAinfo of New York's Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, "Parents Unite to Fight Overcrowding in City Schools."