Oct 31, 2011
Two hundred Detroit elementary and middle school classrooms are severely overcrowded. They all have more students than the contractual limit, according to a survey done by the teachers union.
District officials pretended they knew of no overcrowding – even when the Fire Department gave them citations for a high school with 72 students in one room and a kindergarten class with 55 students!
This overcrowding is a product of school closings and teacher layoffs – that is, of decisions made by two Emergency Financial Managers brought in by the State of Michigan to supposedly “fix the schools.”
This is how they “fix” the schools – crowd classrooms so full that no child gets an education!