Reports & Memos

New! NYC Mayoral candidate positions on public education issues

Updated June 14, 2021. Below is our summary of the positions of the leading candidates for NYC Mayor on a range of critical education issues. For maximum readability, download it and read at 100% of its size. Please share with others!

June 12, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Class Size Matters & Shino Tanikawa Testimony on the FY 2022 budget: In Support of $250 million to lower class size

Below and here is our May 2, 2021  testimony before the NYC Council Finance Committee on the FY 2021 budget, in support of a separate allocation of $250 million for class size reduction. Below that is the testimony of Shino Tanikawa, co-chair of the Education Council Consortium, which represents the members of the parent-led Citywide […]

May 31, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Results from Parent Action Conference 2021: How do parents, educators & students want $8B in additional funds to be spent?

On Sat. May 22, 2021, we had a great Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with NYC Kids PAC and Teens Take Charge, to brainstorm on how parents, educators and students would like the $8B in additional federal and state funds should be spent to meet our students’ needs.  Thanks to all her participated! Our terrific keynote […]

May 22, 2021 in Presentations, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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CPAC: Why next year will be our best opportunity to lower class size in our schools

We gave this power point presentation to the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council on 5.6.21 on why next year, because of the big increase in state and federal funding, we will have the best opportunity to lower class size, at a time  when students will need smaller classes more than ever before. Here it is a […]

May 6, 2021 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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FAQ: Why NYC Schools should use infusion of new federal & state funds to lower class size next year

Check out the fact sheet here or below.  If you support smaller classes, please urge your CEC or community group to support this resolution.  Please also sign our petition here.

April 21, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Resolutions and memos of support for class size reduction, starting in Fall 2021

This resolution is also posted as a pdf here.  The Chancellors Parent Advisory Council  has passed a similar one, as has Community Board 2 in Manhattan, CB12 in Manhattan, CEC 2, CEC 8, CEC 15, CEC 27 and the Education Council Consortium. Here’s are memos of support for the state legislation S.6296/A7447  submitted by the […]

April 21, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Memo in opposition to raising the cap on charters or allowing “zombie” charters

UPDATE: 4/7/21 Thankfully, the completed state budget does NOT have any increase in the number of charter schools allowed under the cap; nor does it revive the “zombie” charters! April 5, 2021 I just heard from a connected source that raising the charter cap and/or reviving the “zombie” charters is still on the table in […]

April 5, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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New Report finds DOE overspent millions on charter rental subsidies & owes millions to co-located public schools for facility upgrades

The NY Daily News and WCBS-TV covered the lack of matching funds issue. For immediate release: March 25, 2021 Media contact: Leonie Haimson, leoniehaimson@gmail.com, 917-435-9329 New report finds DOE overspent by many millions on rental subsidies for charter schools and owed millions to co-located public schools for facility upgrades Analysis by Class Size Matters reveals […]

March 25, 2021 in Press Releases, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Testimony on need for federal funds to be used for smaller classes next year, for safety and for enhanced academic and social support

City Council Education budget hearings were held yesterday.  See our testimony below, advocating for a billion dollars of the federal funds NYC will receive of the $2.5 billion be used for smaller classes below for the sake of health, safety and to address the damage done by more than a year of remote learning.

March 24, 2021 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Pl take our class size survey today as NYC DOE releases inaccurate data three months late

By law, the DOE is supposed to report on class sizes twice a year, the first time on Nov. 15 and then again on Feb. 15.  We had heard from parents of egregiously large classes sizes this fall for many students engaged in remote learning of sixty students or even more, either full-time or part-time. […]

March 4, 2021 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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