Overcrowding persists despite opening of new schools in the Bronx
The Public Advocate took a tour of two Bronx schools to check on the overcrowding problem.
Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum visited Walton High School, where two new smaller schools were added to the facility. All three schools are housed under the same roof. But after touring the school, Gotbaum says she was disturbed to find four classes being taught in the library.
One thing that has improved at Walton has been the long security lines. Students are now getting to class faster.
Over at Roosevelt High School, four additional smaller schools were created. Each school shares the same resources and students say classes are overcrowded. One student says the school is too crowded, the lunchroom is too crowded and there's not enough chairs in the classrooms.
Gotbaum says she believes in smaller schools but the transition will take time.