Top blog posts & podcasts from 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 Just a short email to wish you a wonderful New Year and to thank you for your support over the past months. I also thought you might be interested in checking out my most read blog posts and most-listened to Talk out of School podcasts from 2021. And if you haven’t yet, […]

January 13, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Send a letter to DOE and NYSED opposing their defective C4E “plan” today!

Jan. 13, 2022 DOE has proposed a totally inadequate Contracts for Excellence plan that will not provide NYC students with their right to a sound basic education. Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education and the Education Law Center just sent a letter to DOE and the NY State Education Department strongly opposing this […]

January 13, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Letter from CSM, Education Law Center & AQE to DOE & NYSED about their inadequate C4E plan

January 13, 2022 Check out the letter below from the Education Law Center, Alliance for Quality Education and Class Size Matters on the inadequate DOE proposed Contract for Excellence plan for the current school year, which is not aligned with the law,  as well as the faulty schedule of hearings and public comment which take […]

January 13, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Help deliver smaller classes to NYC kids in 2​02​2

December 23, 2021 Though it was disappointing that the City Council was blocked from passing the class size bill Int. 2374, despite 41 co-sponsors, we did prove that there is a tremendous consensus and a growing impetus to finally provide NYC kids with the smaller classes they need and deserve. We will work to see […]

December 29, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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An Appeal from Diane Ravitch

December 29, 2021 Dear friend – As a historian, I have studied reform in NYC and in cities across the nation. Reform usually means shaking up the system. Centralize, decentralize, recentralize. Reorganize the bureaucracy, put the mayor in control, change the decision-making structure. Hire consultants, hire data analysts, hire coaches. Or reform means outsource the […]

December 29, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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The battle for smaller classes continues

December 14, 2021 Despite the crying need for smaller classes in NYC public schools, and the fact that Int. 2374 had 41 co-sponsors, the class size bill is still being blocked by Speaker Johnson and will not come to a vote this session. When asked about this last week by NY1 reporter Jill Jorgensen, the […]

December 15, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Join us for a week of actions on class size

Dec. 6, 2011 We only have about 10 days until the last Council meeting when the class size bill, Int 2374, can be approved. We have a week of actions planned to urge the Speaker and the Council to bring this to a vote, and I hope you’ll join in and share this email with […]

December 7, 2021 in Uncategorized by

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Time is running out on the class size bill — & how you can help!

November 29, 2021 1. Only about two weeks remain before the Council adjourns and a new City Council  takes office.  Please send a letter TODAY to Council Speaker Corey Johnson by clicking here— demanding that he schedule a vote for the class size reduction bill, Int 2347.   When Johnson was running for Speaker, he […]

November 29, 2021 in Newsletters, Updates by

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why reduce class size especially now? UFT Queens parent presentation

On Saturday, 11/20/21,  I gave the following presentation to participants at the Queens parent conference on why we must reduce class size in NYC schools and how you can help.  Also downloadable at If you’d like to invite us  to your meeting, please email us at  thanks!

November 20, 2021 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Growing support for the class size bill! Please keep your calls coming!

Este mensaje es in Español aqui. November 12, 2021 Support is growing for Intro 2367, the bill that would require smaller classes be phased in over three years. It now has 38 out of 49 Council Members as co-sponsors. (Two Council seats are empty.) We hope this bill will come to a vote in the […]

November 17, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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