PS78Q will add an additional kindergarten class this year, making a total of seven. This followed a boost from four to six classes last year, three to four classes in 2014, and two to three classes in 2013. Unlike in previous years, the additional class was added at the outset instead of wait-listing kids. This waitlist understandably led to fraught parents -> riots -> quick capitulation and the addition of new classes a week or two later. Why the DOE didn’t follow this model from the beginning, instead of creating tremendous agita for both parents and themselves and then caving in to the resulting uproar is beyond me.
The downside of eliminating a waitlist for the first time in four years, is Continue reading