Please help us advocate against the egregious budget cuts planned for schools next year!

April 27, 2022 Yesterday, Mayor Adams announced his executive budget, and though he he added $1.2 billion for various initiatives, including even more funding for the police, he is still planning to cut school budgets by $375 million over the next three years, which combined with unidentified school budget “efficiency savings” of this year, would […]

April 27, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Updates by

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Please urge your legislators to put class size requirements into their one-House budgets!

Feb. 14, 2022 Today Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Education Law Center and NYC Kids PAC sent a letter to state legislators, urging them to include class size caps in their one-house budgets, so that the additional state funding our schools are due to receive will be invested in providing NYC […]

February 15, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Please urge your legislators to require NYC to lower class size via the state budget!

See the letter below, sent today to NY state legislators from Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Education Law Center and NYC Kids PAC, urging them to require NYC to lower class size  in their one-house budgets, so that the additional state funding our schools are due to receive will be invested […]

February 14, 2022 in Campaigns, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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State budget testimony on class size and the broken Contracts for Excellence program

January 26, 2022 Today the state budget hearings are being held for education.  Below are the testimonies submitted by Class Size Matters and the Education Law Center, mostly focused on class size. Clearly the Contracts for Excellence process is broken, with non-compliance by DOE and lax enforcement by the State Education Department.  This probably needs […]

January 26, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony on Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning and Academic Achievement

A pdf of this testimony is posted here. Class Size Matters Testimony on Impact of COVID-19 on Student Learning and Academic Achievement January 20, 2021 Thank you for holding these oversight hearings today. My name is Leonie Haimson and I am the Executive Director of Class Size Matters. Recent articles in the NY Post [1], […]

January 20, 2021 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony on Attendance Reporting Bills

October 16, 2020 The NYC Council Education and Health Committees held oversight hearings on October 16 on the reopening of schools, as well as two proposed bills to require detailed attendance reporting: Int. 2058 and Int. 2104. Below is my testimony on the issue of class size and how to sharpen these bills to require more precise and disaggregated reporting […]

October 19, 2020 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Update on the Mayor’s Plans for Our Schools & Please Take Our Survey Now!

September 17, 2015 Dear Friend, Yesterday, the Mayor gave a well-publicized speech about his plans to move our schools forward. With great fanfare, he announced he would improve our schools by adding 2nd grade reading specialists, more Algebra, computer coding and AP classes, as well as “single shepherds” for middle and high school students in two districts (D7 […]

September 17, 2015 in Newsletters, Recent Newsletters by

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Please Take and Share Our Five Minute Class Size Survey

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September 15, 2015 in Updates by

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Why Parents Opt Out and Our Lawsuit vs The City on School Leadership Team Meetings

August 28, 2015 Dear Friends, A few quick links I wanted to share with you. Last week, I wrote an op-ed with Jeanette Deutermann of Long Island Opt for City and State about why an estimated 225,000 NY parents chose to have their children refuse the state exams last year. Despite the rash of editorials excoriating parents for […]

August 26, 2015 in Recent Newsletters, Updates by

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NYS Supreme Court rules against NYC DOE and for parents

Great news for public education! Class Size Matters has given presentations to parent groups and CECs, pointing out how DOE has been violating the accountability and public input requirements in the Contracts for Excellence law, by refusing to hold borough hearings and only presenting sketchy power points to Community Education Councils long after the $600 million in annual […]

June 10, 2013 in Press Releases by

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