Bronx parents have number of concerns after first week of school
With the completion of the first week of school, many parents are questioning Mayor Bloomberg's new education reform initiative. While parents are having a hard time getting used to the new districts, principals say they are not getting help from regional centers.
One of the key aspects in the mayor's plan to overhaul the school system involved creating 20,000 new seats in schools across the five boroughs. Bloomberg moved regional administrators out of the schools so students could move into the buildings. The initiative created more than 3,000 new seats in Bronx classrooms, but the United Federation of Teachers still says almost 9,000 classrooms had more students than their contracts legally allowed.