Mr. Westneat's column today was about the size of the freshman class at Garfield.
He quotes Stephanie Bower and Jane Fellner. He reports that there are 547 freshmen (with more showing up daily) and that the school is 300 students over capacity. He reports that the school staff is working their tails off, but that the District level staff are unperturbed. He quotes District spokeswoman, Teresa Wippel:
She said the enormous freshman class should be a one-time occurrence. The district isn't planning to redraw the boundaries, because, she said, projections show Garfield will be back to a more manageable 1,624 students again by 2015.Oh. Good. Don't worry kids. It will only be like this for five years. The year after you graduate they will have it fixed.
Their sense of urgency is as finely tuned as ever.