City Council unveils proposal to help fix overcrowding in schools

The City Council's plan to help fix overcrowding in schools would cost nearly $12.9 billion.

The funding, which the City Council is asking for in next year's budget, would pay for the construction of 64 new schools and new learning facilities in existing schools.

City Council Speaker Gifford Miller (D) says every school should have the basics to achieve, and that means having a functional gymnasiums, auditoriums, science labs and teacher work areas.

Education advocates are in favor of the plan because it addresses on of the biggest problems--overcrowding.

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