Thus far, the DOE has created only 20 new classrooms throughout the city, despite being allotted $90 million in state funds for this purpose, a fact that an audit completed by the state comptroller’s office revealed.
The matter comes back to the DOE not allocating its money properly and not making the reduction of class size a priority. In a recent interview with WNBC, Joel Klein said,
I don’t know a parent alive who wouldn’t want their kid in a class of 25 with a great teacher rather than in a class of 20 with a mediocre teacher.
Creating a school system with all excellent teachers is great, but no matter how great the teachers are, they can only do so much as one person teaching 25+ kids.