|Overcrowded classroom in New York|
Excluding special education classes, 22.4 percent of elementary and middle school students were in classes of 20 or fewer children two years ago. Now, only 13.7 percent are. Meanwhile, the percentage packed into classrooms with 28 students or more has jumped to 31 percent from 23 percent, according to an analysis by The New York Times.
Class Sizes Grew in New York City Despite '07 Deal to Cut Them - NYTimes.com