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December 6th, 2011
09:59 AM ET

In depth: school overcrowding crisis

This week, we're taking an in-depth look at education. Today on American Morning, we're looking at overcrowding in our nation's schools. Recently, Carol Costello visited a New York high school that was originally built for 1,400 students – but now contains 3,900.  The students at this school had to study in shifts and sometimes had classes in the basement. But school overcrowding is not limited to New York. With local budget cuts forcing teacher layoffs, class sizes are growing around the country.

Carol Costello sits down with Leonie Haimson, founder and executive director of "Class Size Matters," to discuss the school overcrowding crisis.

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