A Rezoning Plan That Would Integrate Two Schools Draws Parents' Ire in Brooklyn

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In order to address overcrowding, the Department of Education is planning to issue a re-zoning proposal for two schools in Brooklyn's DUMBO & Brooklyn Heights neighborhoods that would inadvertently integrate one of the schools.

Yasmeen Khan, WNYC reporter who covers education, and Pamela Wheaton, managing editor for Inside Schools, discuss the proposal and the controversy.

Read more: PS8 and PS307 in Brooklyn aren't the only schools grappling with issues of overcrowding and rezoning. Yasmeen Khan has reported nearly 500,000 New York City public school students attend overcrowded schools as the city struggles to keep up with booming neighborhoods.