The teachers union says about 7,000 city classrooms have more students than the contractual limit. On top of that, city education officials are dealing with aging buildings and possible toxins. On WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” WNYC Senior Reporter Beth Fertig examines the school buildings themselves with fill-in host Mike Pesca.
Fertig also talks about how to interpret some of the data on Schoolbook when a caller complains that average class size doesn’t reflect the reality experienced by many teachers.
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