Reports & Memos

NYC Council rally +hearing on class size Feb. 29 at noon; talking points too!

Class Size Hearing on Thursday 2/29/24 at 1 PM; press conference at 12 noon in front of City Hall; please come! To testify remotely or in person sign up here: https://council.nyc.gov/testify/ The best testimony is to speak from your own experience as a parent about how your child would benefit from smaller classes; but here […]

February 27, 2024 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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New hand-out! FAQ on the new class size law & myths vs. facts.

Our new hand-out with an updated FAQ on the new law, complete with a brief  rebuttal of some of the myths surrounding the law  here and below.

February 20, 2024 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Myths and Facts concerning class size reduction in NYC

This document is also downloadable as a PDF. See also our Updated FAQ on the Class Size Law.   Myth: The research on the benefits of smaller classes is weak, and the only evidence relates to  the early grades. Fact: Studies from Tennessee, Wisconsin, and other states demonstrate that students assigned to smaller classes in […]

January 16, 2024 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Revenue options for NYC to prevent big budget cuts

Jan. 5, 2024 NYC  has plentiful options for raising billions in more funding with the help of the state, including more than $170 million annually if our district was treated the same as any other district in the state by being eligible for charter transition aid and exempt from being forced to pay for charter […]

January 5, 2024 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Class Size Matters & AQE urge State Education Department to require DOE submit a class size corrective action plan

Yesterday, Class Size Matters and AQE sent a letter to the State Education Commissioner, urging them to demand that DOE produce a class size corrective action plan, as it is clear that they have taken no steps to allow them to comply with the law.  Our press release is  below.  A Daily News article about […]

November 30, 2023 in Press Releases, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Radical cuts in funding and elimination of transparency in new Five-Year capital plan

November 8, 2023 The DoE/SCA released the new proposed Five-Year Capital Plan for FY 2025 – 2029 last week, the first to even mention the new class size law, which will require more schools to be built in overcrowded areas to create sufficient space for the smaller classes. Yet the number of new schools to […]

November 8, 2023 in overcrowding, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Analysis of NYC school budget cuts; updated

Updated 6.29.23 with new analysis excluding summer school cuts and D 75 schools While the DOE stated that no initial school budgets for next year would be cut compared to initial budgets this year, more than a third (33.8%) of NYC public schools show a cut in their total Galaxy budgets for next year as […]

June 23, 2023 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Initial school budgets for next year are $824 million less than their total budgets this year; check out your school’s budget here!

Though the DOE claims that there are no cuts to schools’ initial budgets for next year compared to their initial budgets this year, their total Galaxy budgets are $824 million less than they were at the end of this year, according to our analysis as of June 14th. Check out that link for a spreadsheet […]

June 16, 2023 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Check out how many school seats are being cut from your district here!

Check out the table below and here to see how many seats are being cut from your district, according to the DOE’s proposed capital budget, which slashes spending for new capacity by $2.3 billion and the number of new seats by 38%. If you school district is not mentioned, that’s because DOE is planning to […]

June 12, 2023 in Reports & Memos, Updates by

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CSM, NYC Kids PAC, CPAC and AQE budget priorities for FY 2024

These  budget priorities can be downloaded in English or in Spanish here.   Class Size Matters/NYC Kids PAC/CPAC/AQE Budget Priorities for FY 2024 Updated May 31, 2023 The Mayor and City Council should prevent any further cuts to schools, and instead restore the budget cuts made to schools in this year’s budget. The DOE says […]

June 4, 2023 in Campaigns, Reports & Memos by

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