Reports & Memos

Update: An FAQ on the Appellate Court & Supreme Court orders in the budget cuts lawsuit & what comes next

This is a fast moving story.  The fact sheet below has been updated since the Appellate Court gave the City an automatic stay late in the day on August 9.  Here is the attorney’s statement on the Appellate Court’s action. August 9, 2022 On Friday, August 5,  in Tucker vs the City of New York, […]

August 9, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Updated analysis: total Galaxy school cuts as of July 14 now at $1.42 billion

July 15, 2022 Yesterday, July 14, we again analyzed the total Galaxy school budgets via an automated mechanism, scraping the data posted on the DOE Galaxy look-up tool here .  Our new spreadsheet is here.  According to our analysis, the overall school cuts for FY 23 now total about $1.42 billion compared to FY 22; […]

July 15, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Testimony on the Mayor’s egregious budget cuts to schools

Below is our testimony from the July 24, 2022 joint hearings of the City Council Education and Oversight/Investigation Committees. If you’d like to hear our account of the hearings, and the absurd claims made by the Deputy Chancellor, it’s posted here.

June 25, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Galaxy budget cuts to schools at more than $1.7B as of June 13, far larger than reported

Total Galaxy cuts to schools as of June 13, 2022, sorted by Council district, added up to more than $1.7 billion – far more than the $215 million in Fair Student Funding that is widely reported. Though more funding will be added to schools after that date, it generally is limited and supposed to be […]

June 19, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized by

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How the Mayor’s proposed budget cuts to schools will drive class sizes up rather than down

Our 2022 Parent Action conference was great; about 80 people participated. Here is the presentation I gave on the new class size bill and yet how proposed budget cuts to schools will likely cause class sizes to rise sharply rather than decrease. Sure enough, last night school budgets were released, and they were brutal. Some […]

June 6, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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CSM testimony on proposed cuts to schools budgets & the capital plan

May 25, 2022 Check out our  submitted budget testimony before the NYC Council Finance Committee for today. We urged the Chair Justin Brannan and other Council Members to prevent the Mayor’s proposed cuts to school budgets of $375 million, that are projected to lead to a loss of about 3200 teaching positions, which in turn […]

May 25, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Presentation on the proposed budget cuts to schools & their likely impact on class size

May 23, 2022 Below is the presentation I gave to the ECC on the proposed budget cuts to schools and the capital plan and their likely impact on class size and school overcrowding.  Because of the sharp decline in enrollment of the past two years, the DOE has a real opportunity to sustain the smaller […]

May 23, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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DOE Hearings & suggested talking points on their 2022-2023 C4E plan

Because of our continued advocacy and the support of the Commissioner, the NY State Education Department is now requiring that NYC hold its CEC and Borough public hearings on their Contract for Excellence spending plan for next year in May and June of this year – rather than dragging these hearings into the fall and […]

May 23, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Resolution opposing budget cuts to schools and the capital plan & in support of dedicated funding for class size reduction

Please urge your Citywide or Community Education Council, Presidents Council, PTA or Community Board to pass this resolution and share it with the DOE and your Council Members. And if you pass it, please also send us a copy at info@classsizematters.org The Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council passed a similar resolution that is posted here. Whereas: […]

April 27, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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DOE proposing to cut $1.1B & 11,000 new seats from the adopted capital plan

The presentation is also posted here. The DOE is proposing to cut $1.1 billion from new school construction in the capital plan, and to cut more than 6,000 seats from Queens and nearly that many from the Bronx.  The Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this plan on Wednesday night, April 27 at 6 […]

April 25, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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