Group pushing for law to reduce class size in city schools
A local group wants lawmakers to do something about class size in city schools.
According to the Department of Education, the city has larger class sizes than anywhere else in the state. That's why the group New Yorkers for Smaller Classes is trying to get politicians to sign off on a law that would put a limit on the amount of kids in each class.
Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum says it's time to put a stop to having children study in the hallways or in the bathrooms.
Petitions to revise the city charter have already been handed into the city clerk. And come November, voters will be able to vote for or against creating a charter revision commission to study the class size problem.