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Please join CPAC & many CECs in urging that a Class Size Task Force be created; there is no time to waste.

On June 2, 2022 the Legislature overwhelming passed the class size bill,  S9460/ A10498,  by a vote of 59-4 in the Senate and 147-2 in the Assembly.  The bill required that NYC implement a five-year class size reduction plan beginning in the fall of 2022.  On Sept. 8, 2022, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill […]

October 13, 2022 in Campaigns, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Our testimony on budget cuts, the unfairness of Fair Student Funding, and the possible re-emergence of the ATR pool

August 22, 2022 Check out Class Size Matters testimony at hearings of the Council Education Department today on their resolution, demanding the Mayor restore the budget cuts to schools. We included a critique of the entire design of the Fair Student Funding system, showing how it was structured to maximize class sizes and incentivize principals […]

August 22, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Letter to Gov. Hochul, correcting numerous factual errors in NY Post oped & urging her to sign class size bill

August 20, 2022 A few weeks ago, the NY Post ran an oped by a plaintiff in the NYSER case, which was an educational lawsuit  filed in 2014 and settled last fall,  after the Governor agreed to fully fund the amount to NYC schools owed them from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case. This NY […]

August 20, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, 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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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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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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Our testimony at today’s education budget hearings.

March 21, 2022 Our written testimony from today’s NYC Council education budget hearings is posted here and below.  See also our report released yesterday on the likely effects of the proposed budget cuts to schools and the capital plan by sharply increasing class size and school overcrowding.

March 21, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Why Mayoral control needs to be amended

Check out my  testimony below and here, on why Mayoral control needs to be amended at the March 4 joint legislative hearings , which were the best in twenty years since this undemocratic and dysfunctional governance system was established. I explain why in my account of the proceedings; you can also  watch the video here.

March 11, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized by

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Please urge your legislators to require NYC to lower class size via the state budget!

See the letter below, sent today to NY state legislators from Class Size Matters, the Alliance for Quality Education, the Education Law Center and NYC Kids PAC, urging them to require NYC to lower class size  in their one-house budgets, so that the additional state funding our schools are due to receive will be invested […]

February 14, 2022 in Campaigns, Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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