Let's just throw it out there. How much of this overcrowding problem is the due to a sudden influx of an immigrant population and how much is due to poor decision making regarding the closing of schools? If we hadn't closed the schools we had, I'd venture to say we could have handled the population increase, a lot better.
Some people say there were political reasons behind some of the closings. I don't know, I'm a POET, not a mind reader. You all can make up your own minds.
All I know there are expenses both in closing and opening schools and it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Unless I've looked at those numbers wrong, after all I am a POET, we have NEVER had money to throw around.