Our annual Parent Action Conference on Jan. 27; please sign up now!

Our annual Parent Action Conference (flyer here and below), co-sponsored by Class Size Matters, NYC Kids PAC and CEC2,  will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at the Peck Slip School in downtown Manhattan (Take the A,C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z trains to Fulton Street; map here.)

After a call to action by Bronx principal Jamaal Bowman, workshops will address topics including: Parent Organizing 101, Legal challenges to overcrowding and large classes, Advocating for your child with special needs, Opting out of testing, Integrating our schools, Preventing bullying, Fighting charter expansion, and Promoting Restorative Justice to end the School to Prison Pipeline.

In the afternoon, we will show the acclaimed documentary on school privatization,  “Backpack Full of Cash” narrated by Matt Damon.  After the film, there will be a panel discussion with special guest NY Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa.  During the course of the day and at lunch, we plan to ask parents what sort of person they would like to see appointed as our next Chancellor, and if they think parents should be involved in the selection process.

Please sign up now at Eventbrite.  We are asking for a donation of $10 to cover the cost of lunch and the film, but you can contribute any amount you like.  If you need a free ticket, just email us at info@classsizematters.org  Hope to see you there! 

Categories Newsletters | Tags: | Posted on January 15, 2018

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