2008_10_schooldesk.jpgThe NYC public school system, the largest in the country, is way too crowded, according to the Daily News. Some of the statistics: One school in the Bronx is "at 200% capacity"--kindergarten students are bused to other schools, the halls are used for tutoring-- while another school "was built for 800 students, but enrollment is currently 1,147." An Upper East school is "supposed to have 433 students but has 647," and Tribeca's coveted PS 234 "is a 501-seat school that houses 748 students," thanks to the surge in residential development downtown. A group called A Better Capital Plan will be rallying for the city to build schools based on what the neighborhood needs, versus looking at the whole district. And overcrowding is not a new issue.