2011 Newsclips

Newsclips 2011


Elected Officials Seek Construction Funding For PS 2, PS 11

Western Queens Gazette by Richard Gentilviso

Dec 21, 2011‎


One New York school gets A’s while teaching children in attics basements and halls

CNN by Rose Arce

Dec. 6, 2011


Video: Interview with Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters

CNN American Morning by Carol Costello

Dec. 6, 2011


What’s Good for Mayor Bloomberg’s Kids Is Good Enough for Ours

Huffington Post by Alan Singer

Dec. 6, 2011


Mayor Hits Nerve in Remarks on Class Sizes and Teachers

‎NY Times By Mary Ann Giordano and Anna M. Phillips

Dec. 2, 2011


More students and fewer teachers equals classroom overload

The Riverdale Press by Nikki Dowling

Dec. 1, 2011


A revolta chega à educação

Revista Educacao by Beatriz Rey

Dec. 1, 2011


Students lose individual attention as class sizes swell across the metro area

The Oregonian by Nicole Dungca

November 27, 2011


Video: Are We Experiencing an Education Crisis?

BronxNet Perspectives

November 17, 2011


MisEducation Nation: Corporate media and corporate education reform


November 2011


DOE’s newest class size data confirms increases across city

GothamSchools by Philissa Cramer

Nov 15, 2011


REPORT CARD Education for the 99 Percent

Brooklyn Rail by Liza Featherstone

Nov 2, 2011


Say big Bronx schools failing as Department of Ed steers best …

NY Daily News by Corinne Lestch

Nov 1, 2011


Schools bracing for new round of cuts, make plans for maximizing already thin budget

Daily News – Rachel Monahan and Ben Chapman

Oct 6, 2011


Class Size Fight: Debate Looms During A Year Of Overcrowding

Huffington Post – Joy Resmovits

Oct 5, 2011


MisEducation Nation: Corporate Media and Corporate Education Reform


Oct 5, 2011


Sending NBC’s ‘Education Nation’ Back to School

Labor Notes by Julie Cavanagh

Sep 28, 2011


Third of Elementary and Middle Schools Earn ‘A’s on New Report Cards

‎DNAinfo by Jill Colvin

Sep 23, 2011


Overcrowding In NYC Schools Hits All-Time 10 Year High

‎New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV – Andrew Ramos

Sep 23, 2011


削減13億經費 教室擠 學生苦 家長抗議


Sep 22, 2011


Teachers Say Survey Found 7000 Classes Overcrowded

‎New York Times – Anna M. Phillips

Sep 22, 2011


UFT: Budget cuts lead to more oversized classes this year

‎GothamSchools – Philissa Cramer

Sep 22, 2011


Protest against state budget cuts aims for the heartstrings

‎GothamSchools – Jessica Campbell

Sep 21, 2011


Fears Of Overcrowded Classes Are Reality For Brooklyn Elementary …

‎NY1 – Lindsey Christ

Sep 19, 2011


Charter Schools in the United States

China Radio International

Sept. 16, 2011


Parents File Lawsuit Against DOE Over Charter School Co-Locations


Sep 15, 2011‎


Parents Union Sues Charter Schools, Says ‘Put Your Money Where …

‎Patch.com – Zawadi Morris

Sep 17, 2011


Obama’s Speech to Congress: So Why Am I Skeptical?

‎Huffington Post – Leonie Haimson

Sep 11, 2011


Department of Education Signs Controversial Contract With Verizon

The Epoch Times by Yi Yang

August 18, 2011


Charter Operators Face Challenges in ‘Scaling Up’

Education Week News by  Mary Ann Zehr

August 12, 2011


New York City to again require sex education for older students

‎Los Angeles Times by Geraldine Baum

August 10, 2011


NYC Test scores

Fox TV News

August 8, 2011


Appeals Court Axes Suit on Crowded NYC Classes‎

Courthouse News Service by  Adam Klasfeld

Aug 1, 2011


Appeals Court Tosses Out UFT’s Case on Class Size

‎WNYC (blog) – Kathleen Horan

Jul 29, 2011


Court tosses suit alleging misuse of funds by education dept.

‎Thomson Reuters News & Insight by Jennifer Golson

July 28, 2011


Klein’s DC, NYC work prep for News Corp scandal

Seattle Post Intelligencer – Karen Zraick

July 22, 2011


Top DOE official proposes happy hour to celebrate lawsuit news

GothamSchools – Philissa Cramer

‎ July 22, 2011


Rupert Murdoch no da el brazo a torcer

El Mercurio Digital

July 21, 2011


Scrutiny on Murdoch’s School Reform Agenda Grows

The Nation – Dana Goldstein

July 21, 2011


Calls grow for scrutiny of Murdoch’s education division

Washington Post (blog) by Valerie Strauss

July 20, 2011‎


How Rupert Murdoch Could Get His Hands On Your Kid’s Information–And It’s Legal

AlterNet Erica Hellerstein

July 20, 2011


News Corp must now face greater scrutiny in the US

The Guardian – Amy Goodman

Jul 20, 2011‎


NYC Schools Approve $2.7 Million Deal with Murdoch-Linked Firm to Track

Democracy Now – Amy Goodman

July 19, 2011


Charters find new partner in race for space

Crain’s New York Business – Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

Jul 18, 2011‎


Many city agencies flout law by withholding public info from press

amNY – Erik Ortiz

‎Jul 17, 2011‎

“Information is power,” said Leonie Haimson, executive director of the parent advocacy group Class Size Matters. “The more they can deny giving critical information, the more they can deny what they say isn’t true.” amNewYork sent record requests to 38

Murdoch Education Affiliate’s $2.7 Million Consulting Contract Approved By New …

Huffington Post

Jul 15, 2011‎


The Widening Murdoch Scandal and the Wireless no-bid contracts

Huffington Post-Leonie Haimson

July 15, 2011



Brooklyn Rail – Liza Featherstone

‎Jul 11, 2011‎

According to data compiled by Leonie Haimson in early May, more than one-fourth of our neighborhood schools had wait lists for kindergarten, comprised of children who lived in the school zones. Granted, some of the kids enrolled in those schools may go

On Education, the Whistleblowers Are Right

NBC New York – Gabe Pressman

‎Jul 7, 2011‎

Leonie Haimson, a parent leader, told me: “What the city department of education is doing is fraudulent. They’re trying to make themselves look good by graduating kids who aren’t ready for higher education. Mayor Bloomberg keeps pushing for higher and

All A-Twitter about Education : Education Next

Education Next – Mike Petrilli

Jul 6, 2011

Klout uses more than 35 variables on Facebook and Twitter to measure True  Reach, Amplification Probability, and Network Score…..If you look at the SOS March, Leonie Haimson, …

Bills will hold DOE’s feet to fire on discharge, graduation rates

GothamSchools – Geoffrey Decker

Jun 29, 2011‎

A report by Leonie Haimson, of Class Size Matters, found that discharge rates have steadily climbed since 2000. That prompted a state audit that concluded the dropout rate was in fact higher than claims made by the DOE. Out of 88612 students from the

Teacher Layoffs Averted, Fire Companies Saved in City Budget Deal Updated 22 …


Jun 25, 2011‎

“The absolute worst was averted, but we were really trying to save all of those teachers,” said Leonie Haimson, executive director of Class Size Matters, who said that class sizes are still likely to increase because of attrition.

Despite Cuts, Education Budget Calls For $900M On Tech

NY1 by Lindsey Christ

June 17, 2011


Protesters Present 16000 Signatures Against Education Budget Cuts

NY1 by Lindsay Christ

June 16, 2011


New charter school faces opposition from community

Downtown Express by Aline Reynolds

June 15, 2011


High School Graduation Rate Reaches All-Time High, City Says ‎DNAinfo by Jill Colvin

June 14, 2011


History vs. progress: School will sit on mansion site

New York Daily News by Clare Trapasso

June 14, 2011


As Special Education Class Sizes Increase, Community Members and Parents Grow Worried

Patch.com by Elizabeth Hampton

June 8, 2011


The Mayor Who Says: My Way or No Way‎

NBC New York by Gabe Pressman

June 3, 2011


CEC election is critical for rezoning decisions‎

The Villager by Ann Kjellberg

May 26, 2011


Bloomberg’s New Era for Education Has Never Arrived

NBC New York by Gabe Pressman

May 13, 2011


Doing More With Less: Cuts, Tough Choices In ’12 Budget

Queens Tribune by Brian Rafferty

May 12, 2011


Waiting for facts

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette by Karen Francisco

May 12, 2011


CMU finds having more pupils per teacher could save big money ‎Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by Debra Erdley

May 10, 2011


For Bloomberg, Teacher Layoffs No Longer Just A Threat

NY1 by Lindsey Christ

May 7, 2011


City special ed, advocacy communities lose a longtime member
GothamSchools by Philissa Cramer
April 11, 2011‎


What Cathie Black’s Tenure Tells us about School Reform: She Inherited a Mess
NY Times Room for Debate by Leonie Haimson
April 8, 2011


In New York, Bloomberg’s new schools chief is out
Los Angeles Times by Geraldine Baum
April 7, 2011‎


New Chancellor Dennis Walcott is a Stark Contrast

DNAinfo by Jill Colvin, Nicole Bode
April 7 , 2011

Mayor’s System Fails the Tes
NBC New York by Gabe Pressman
April 7, 2011‎


New York City schools official picked to head Recovery School District in New Orleans.
NOLA.com by Andrew Vanacore
April 6, 2011


Education Advocates Butt Heads With Mayor At City Hall
March 30, 2011


Mayor Bloomberg Listens! (But Does He Hear?) UPDATED
Daily News Daily Politics by Celeste Katz
March 30, 2011


Comptroller finds city underreported high school drop-outs
GothamSchools by Anna Phillips
March 29, 2011‎


First Bell: small-class advocate criticizes task force report;
Lawrence Journal World by Mark Fagan
Mar 29, 2011‎


c拿老師開鍘 紐約刪教育經費


March 21, 2011 ‎


Education Department Slashes Plans for Building More Schools Gotham Gazette by Gail Robinson

March 17, 2011

Does Class Size Matter?

KUOW (Seattle Public radio) by Ross Reynolds

March 15, 2011


Chris Cerf, There You Go Again!

Huffington Post (blog) by Leonie Haimson

March 14, 2011 ‎


Leonie Haimson talking about education reform

K12NN & MOMocrats Radio Show

March 9, 2011


NY teacher cuts would raise class sizes still more

BusinessWeek (AP) by Samantha Gross, Karen Matthews

March 8, 2011 ‎


Class size

Diane Rehm Show (national NPR show

March 8, 2011


Debate on Class size

MSNBC Dylan Rattigan show

March 7, 2011


Mayor Bloomberg Booed and Excoriated for his Proposed Teacher Layoffs .

Huffington Post (blog) by Leonie Haimson

March 7, 2011

Tight Budgets Mean Squeeze in Classrooms

NY Times By Sam Dillon

March 6, 2011


“Teachers under Fire”

To the Point with Warren Olney (national NPR radio show)

March 3, 2011


The Politics of Education Leaves Out Parents

NBC New York by Gabe Pressman

March 2, 2011


Leonie Haimson on class size

Stand Up! on Sirius radio

March 2,



Debate on public sector unionsl

Fox News with Meaghan Kelly

March 1, 2011


The Kids Need Good, Experienced Teachers

NBC New York by Gabe Pressman

Feb 15, 2011


Two New Groups Step into Debate Over Teachers

WNYC by Beth Fertig

Feb 14, 2011


Mayor Hits Back at Parents

Wall Street Journal by Michael Saul and Barbara Martinez

Feb 4. 2011


Amid Boos and Jeers, Ed Panel Votes To Close 12 More Schools Brooklyn Daily Eagle by Mary Frost

Feb. 4, 2001


Love in Full Bloom(berg)

NBC New York by Gabe Pressman

Feb. 4, 2011


School Advocates See Bright Side to Chancellor Black’s Bad Press‎ Tribeca Trib by Carl Glassman

Jan 31, 2011


Protestors want large-scale education reforms‎

Downtown Express by Aline Reynolds

January 26, 2011


Debate on class size on MLK’s birthday


Jan 18, 2011


Cathie Black Hears Pleas to Stem Downtown School Crowding

Tribeca Trib by Carl Glassman

Jan 17, 2011


Chancellor Black’s Wisecrack On School Overcrowding Falls Flat NY1 by Tina Redwine

Jan 14, 2011


学前班人数超过25人 家长不满‎

大纪元时报-澳洲版 (Epoch Times)

January 9, 2011


Kindergarten classes in city are bursting at the seams

New York Daily News by Meredith Kolodner

January 9, 2011


Maximizing class sizes key to savings, says LaVonne Sheffield Rockford Register Star by Cathie Bayer

January 8, 2011


Fact-checking Waiting for ‘Superman’: Documentary or Urban Myth?

Huffington Post by Leonie Haimson

January 3, 2011


The Best and Worst Education Events of 2010

Huffington Post by Leonie Haimson

January 3, 2011


See 2010 Newsclips here