Testimonies & Comments

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 […]

December 16, 2019 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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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. [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Class-Size-Matters-testimony-on-foundation-aid-final-12.3.19.pdf”]

December 16, 2019 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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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 […]

September 25, 2019 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized by

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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 […]

June 27, 2018 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony at NYSED Forum on Student Privacy

Below is the testimony Class Size Matters gave at the New York State Education Department Student Forum on developing regulations implementing New York’s student data privacy law, Education Law §2-d. It is also available as a pdf here.     Testimony at NYSED Student Forum to develop regulations implementing New York’s student data privacy law, Education Law […]

June 21, 2018 in Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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Testimony on Improving School Planning and Siting

Below is the our testimony Class Size Matters gave at the City Council hearings on tackling school overcrowding by improving the efficiency and accuracy of school planning and siting. It is also available as a pdf here.  More about these hearings on our NYC Public School Parents blog here.   Class Size Matters testimony before […]

April 23, 2018 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Testimony on the DOE’s failure to reduce class size at Renewal schools as promised

This testimony is also available as a pdf here. Testimony of Leonie Haimson before the NYC Council Education Committee on the Renewal School Program   February 27, 2018   Thank you for providing me the opportunity to speak here today. My name is Leonie Haimson, and I’m the Executive Director of Class Size Matters, a […]

February 26, 2018 in Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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