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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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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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Urgent! Class size bill in the City Council!

November 17, 2021 Este mensaje está en español aquí. The good news is that with your help, 39 Council Members out of 49 have now signed onto Int. 2374, the bill that would require class sizes be reduced in NYC schools. This is a veto-proof majority, so that if passed, the Mayor could not block […]

November 17, 2021 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on the class size bill and how you can help!

Este mensaje es in Espanol aqui. Nov. 11, 2021 Intro 2367, the bill that would require smaller classes be phased in over three years, now has 36 out of 50 Council Members as co-sponsors. We hope this bill will come to a vote in the next ten days or so. 14 Council Members have not […]

November 11, 2021 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Take Action, Uncategorized by

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Important update on class size bill & how you can help; plus deadline to opt out of SEL screener

Oct. 28, 2021 1. Check out the compelling testimony including videos from yesterday’s hearings on Intro 2374  and the importance of lowering class size, from Regent Kathy Cashin, Diane Ravitch, Elsie McCabe Thompson and others. Diane Ravitch testified that lowering class size would be the most powerful education reform the Council could enact. My written […]

October 28, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Hearings scheduled on Oct. 27 for class size bill! And next steps

Oct. 15, 2021 Thanks to all of you who called the Speaker’s office, urging him to schedule hearings on the classroom capacity bill that would phase in smaller classes, Intro 2374, introduced by the Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Education Chair Mark Treyger. Yesterday it was announced that Council hearings would be held on this […]

October 15, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Help us ensure the class size bill passes!

Oct. 14 Update: The City Council Education Committee hearings for Intro 2374 are now scheduled for  Oct. 27, 2021, starting at 10 AM. You can sign up to speak remotely here or submit testimony.  Please do! Oct. 13, 2021 Dear all: 1. Exciting news! More than half of all City Council members have now signed […]

October 13, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Last day to comment on DOE’s C4E proposal!

Sept. 2, 2021 1. Tomorrow, Friday Sept. 3 is the last day to submit your comments on DOE’s Contract for Excellence proposal, which allocates not a single cent towards lowering class size — even though this was a central issue that led the court to decide in the CFE case that NYC children were denied […]

September 28, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Demand the city provide a safe and healthy return to school!

Sept. 8, 2021 Schools reopen next Monday, Sept. 13, only five days away. Meanwhile, over the weekend I had an oped in Gotham Gazette pointing out the many serious weaknesses in NYC’s school reopening plan. Please check it out. Here it is in Spanish. Please also read this terrific oped in today’s NY Daily News […]

September 28, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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de Blasio’s legacy, the problems with ed tech, & please support our work for smaller classes going forward!

Sept. 28, 2021 This Thursday Sept. 30 at noon, I will be speaking on de Blasio’s education record and legacy at a CUNY forum entitled A ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Revisited: The Social Democracy Experiments of the de Blasio Years. To check out the other speakers and issues to be discussed and to RSVP, please […]

September 28, 2021 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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