Parents and teachers rally to urge city officials to fix overcrowding in schools

Parents and teachers rallied outside Kennedy H.S., one of the most overcrowded schools in the city.

Overcrowding has been a problem in Bronx and city schools for years. At Kennedy High School, there are about 4,600 students, which puts the school at nearly 1,000 over capacity. Many of the parents and teachers blame the mayor and schools chancellor for what's happening in city schools.

One parent said the mayor and schools chancellor keep talking about 'No Child Left Behind' yet students are practically sitting on top of each other.

Randi Weingarten, of the United Federation of Teachers, says the people who are losing are the kids and that's wrong. The teachers' union is aware that a solution will take time and money.

The teachers' union plans to hold additional protests on overcrowding in schools.

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