September 20 — 10:29 am, 2014

A look back at the first two weeks of classes

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The resource-starved Philadelphia School District has now finished its second full week of classes.

WHYY education reporter Kevin McCorry speaks with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller about a variety of issues facing Philadelphia schools, including:

Excessive class size

"I walked past a class second period and there was 40-some students, and they had to move it into the auditorium because there weren’t enough seats. And I know there have been classes that I’ve been in where there’s kids standing and taking notes like at the teacher’s desk or taking notes on somebody else’s back because they don’t have any room." – Katherine Klenk, Central High School junior.

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