Cathie Black’s Solution for School Overcrowding? Birth Control

LOWER MANHATTAN — Just two weeks into her new job, Schools Chancellor Cathie Black has already found a solution to the overcrowding problem that has plagued lower Manhattan for years.”Could we just have some birth control?” Black joked duri…

LOWER MANHATTAN — Just two weeks into her new job, Schools Chancellor Cathie Black has already found a solution to the overcrowding problem that has plagued lower Manhattan for years.

“Could we just have some birth control?” Black joked during an otherwise somber meeting of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s school overcrowding task force Thursday afternoon. “It would really help us out a lot.”

Black mostly listened during the hour-long meeting as downtown parents and elected officials described the dire shortage of elementary school seats, and the expectation that the problem would only worsen in the future.

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