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Lawsuit vs. devastating school budget cuts, protest rally, while Mayor calls them a “rumor”

July 19, 2022 Dear all: Yesterday, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of four parents and teachers in the NY Supreme Court by the pro bono law firm, Advocates for Justice, to halt the Mayor’s damaging budget cuts to schools and  require that the City Council have another opportunity to vote on the education budget. […]

July 19, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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NYC Parents & Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School Budgets

Update: the lawsuit was covered by the Daily News, AM New York, Chalkbeat, and CBS radio so far. The legal papers are posted here. For immediate release: July 18, 2022 Contact: Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com; Laura D. Barbieri 914-819-3387; Lbarbieri@advocatesny.com   NYC Parents And Teachers File Lawsuit Today Against Mayor Adams’ Savage Cuts To School […]

July 18, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Anger and distress at Gov. Hochul refusing to sign class size bill with mayoral control bill

For immediate release: July 1, 2022 Contact: Marina Marcou-O’Malley: 518-894-6834, marina@aqeny.org<mailto:marina@aqeny.org&gt Leonie Haimson: 917-435-9329; leoniehaimson@gmail.com<mailto:leoniehaimson@gmail.com> Anger and distress at Gov. Hochul refusing to sign class size bill along with mayoral control bill Parents, education advocates and elected officials reacted with dismay and alarm at the fact that Gov. Hochul signed the mayoral control bill last […]

July 3, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on budget cuts & how you can help!

June 21, 2022 Dear folks, Important updates: This Friday June 24 at 11:30 AM in front of City Hall there will be a press conference/rally to protest the devastating budget cuts to schools.  Please come and bring signs. Then starting at noon, there will be hybrid Council hearings on these cuts, held by the NYC […]

June 21, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Huge budget cuts released for our schools; call the City Council to tell them no!

June 7, 2022 Yesterday, school budgets for next year were released, and many if not most schools are facing MILLIONS of dollars in cuts compared to this year.  A good article about these proposed cuts is here. You can find out how much your school’s budget has been cut by plugging its 4 digit DBN […]

June 12, 2022 in Newsletters by

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Invitation to our “Skinny award” dinner! and sign our petition to Gov. Hochul now!

June 12, 2022 Class Size Matters would like to invite you to our “Skinny Award” dinner to be held Monday, June 27 at 6 PM. This our first fundraiser in three years, and especially important this year as we have something really momentous to celebrate: the passage of a new state law that will require […]

June 12, 2022 in Newsletters, Updates by

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NYC Class Size Reduction Bill Approved by Legislature! Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

Updated: June 5, 2022 The class size bill passed the NY State Senate Thursday afternoon at 59-4; and the Assembly early Friday morning; 147-2.  Pretty good articles about the passage were published in Gothamist, Chalkbeat , Politics NY and News 4 NY. Other mainstream media outlets merely uncritically repeated long-debunked anti-class size myths. Now please […]

June 3, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Great victory now likely for NYC kids — new class size bill to be voted upon today or tomorrow!

June 1, 2022 A new bill was introduced in the Legislature yesterday, supported by our elected leaders and a majority of both houses, that would require NYC DOE to phase in class size caps in all NYC public schools to be achieved over five years – to no more than 20 students in K-3, 23 […]

June 1, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Last two weeks to get state class size legislation passed!

May 20, 2022 Dear folks — 1. The State Legislature will be in session only for twenty more days.   Please call your Legislators today and urge them to pass the bills that would require NYC to phase in smaller classes in all grades.   Tell them to support and bring to the floor for […]

May 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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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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