An indication that there is little respect for planning: schools edition
See "New middle school proposed for Ward 3" from the Examiner. From the article:
D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh is drafting a proposal to open a new middle school in Ward 3, where virtually every school is over capacity with students interested in the affluent area's offerings. The Palisades school would double as a community recreation center and relieve crowding at Alice Deal Middle School; at 95 percent capacity, it's the only school in Ward 3 less than 100 percent full. Horace Mann Elementary School, steps from American University's campus, is projected to hit 140 percent capacity this fall.
"We're sort of in a situation where we're successful, and then we have to deal with our success," Cheh told The Washington Examiner.
DC Public Schools
||Total schools||# over capacity||# less than 60% full|