BROOKLYN - A new report is spotlighting the 20 worst school buildings in New York City, and more than half of them are in Brooklyn.

According to the study from 32BJ SEIU, a union of property service workers, the schools with the most open building code violations are in the poorest neighborhoods.

The report claims that the physical conditions of the schools could further widen the achievement gap.

Margie Feinberg, of the Department of Education, says the city provides clean, safe and healthy learning and working environments in its schools buildings every day.

"We are spending more than $3 billion in building improvements under our capital plan,” said Feinberg. “Any serious maintenance-related complaints are addressed immediately, as are simple, easy fixes."