Testimonies & Comments

Testimonies from parents, teachers, and students about the importance of reducing class size

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, parents, students, educators and advocates testified on the importance of reducing class size at City Hall hearings of the NYC Education Committee, chaired by Council Member Mark Treyger. Below are links to written statements of some of these testimonies. Video testimony can be found here. Regent Kathy Cashin testifies how when she was […]

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Videos of parents, teachers and students testifying about the importance of reducing class size

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, parents, students, educators and advocates testified on the importance of reducing class size at City Hall hearings of the NYC Education Committee, chaired by Council Member Mark Treyger. Below are videos and links to written statements of some of these testimonies.  The full  unedited video of the hearings is here. […]

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Testimony on the importance of lowering class size in NYC schools

A pdf of this testimony is posted here; a video of my abbreviated remarks is here. Leonie Haimson’s Testimony before the NYC Council Education Committee on the Need to Reduce Class Size in the NYC Public Schools Feb. 28, 2020 Thank you Chair Treyger for holding these important hearings today on a subject that is […]

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Testimony on mayoral control

The NY Assembly Education chair Michael Benedetto and other members of the Education committee held hearings today on Mayoral control which the Legislature renewed with minor changes last spring until June 2022. More on these hearings on the NYC public school parent blog here. My testimony is below; but in response to questions I also […]

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Foundation aid testimony

Dec. 3, 2019 My testimony to the NY Senate on the Foundation aid funding to schools in NYC and statewide is below.

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Class Size Matters Testimony on high stakes testing before the NYC Council Education Committee

Testimony before the NYC Council Education Committee PDF of the testimony is here.   September 24, 2019  Thank you, Chair Treyger for holding these important hearings and for the opportunity to testify before you today.  My name is Emily Carrazana, I work at Class Size Matters and I attended public elementary and middle schools in […]

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Class Size Matters Testimony on SHSAT before the Committee on Education and Jointly with the Committee on Civil and Human Rights

Testimony before the Committee on Education and Jointly with the Committee on Civil and Human Rights PDF of the testimony is here. May 1, 2019  Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today.  My name is Leonie Haimson and I’m the executive director of Class Size Matters.  I would like to testify in […]

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Class Size Matters Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education

PDF of this testimony here. March 15, 2019 Thank you for holding these hearings today.  My name is Leonie Haimson and I am the Executive Director of Class Size Matters, a citywide advocacy organization dedicated to providing information on the benefits of smaller classes.  I am also the co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student […]

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Class Size Matters testimony on the proposed new five-year capital plan for schools 2020-2024

This testimony is available as a pdf here. December 18, 2018 Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today.  My name is Leonie Haimson, and I’m the Executive Director of Class Size Matters.  NYC public schools are critically overcrowded and the new five-year proposed capital plan fails to address the need for new […]

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Testimony on the impact of expanded Pre-K on school overcrowding

Below is the testimony Leonie Haimson gave at the City Council’s hearing on pre-Kindergarten, held on June 27, 2018. A PDF version is available here. Testimony at City Council Oversight Hearings of General Welfare and Education Committees on the Implementation of UPK and 3K Expansion June 27, 2018 Good afternoon, and thank you for allowing me […]

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