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Contact your legislators & the Mayor to ensure that NYC lowers class size!

Please ask your legislators to support S.6296 and A. 7447, the bills that would update NYC’s obligation to lower class size  by clicking here.  The bills have growing support, but time is short!  We only have less than two weeks before the Legislature adjourns for the year. Memos of support for these bills have now […]

May 31, 2021 in Campaigns by

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How do you think NYC should spend $8 billion to improve our schools? Attend our conference & take our survey

We are holding our annual Parent Action Conference on Sat. May 22 from 11 AM – 1 PM with Kids PAC, to gain input from parents, teachers and others on how NYC should invest the $8 billion in additional state and federal funds our schools are due to receive in the next two to three […]

May 3, 2021 in Events, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Contact your legislators now – schools desperately need funding to reopen safely next fall!

July 21, 2020 Last week, Governor Cuomo, the State Department of Health, and the NY State Education Department all came out with detailed guidance on what measures schools should take to reopen in the fall to ensure health and safety as well as provide instructional and emotional support to their students. If the COVID positivity rates of all […]

July 21, 2020 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Emergency press conference on Monday to fight $825 million cuts to schools

Please join us via Zoom on Monday, April 27 at 3 PM to fight the Mayor’s $825 million cuts to schools by cutting contracts and other unnecessary spending instead.  RSVP here or at http://tiny.cc/6pdrnz  

April 25, 2020 in Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take action now! urge NY legislators not to cut education funding for next year!

Please contact your legislators now, urging them NOT to cut education funding next year as Gov. Cuomo threatens to do,  by clicking here. Our full legislative agenda is below.

March 30, 2020 in Campaigns, Letter Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Call and email the Speaker & your Council Member on class size!

Class Size Matters and other groups are urging the City Council to allocate $100 million towards class size reduction in next year’s education budget. Please call the Speaker’s office  with this message: “As a parent [or teacher, or concerned citizen], I urge the Speaker to  fight for $100 million to be targeted towards reducing class […]

March 10, 2020 in Campaigns, Updates by

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New flyer for the Feb. 28 class size hearings; please share

Here and below is the updated flyer for the Feb. 28 class size hearings at City Hall, starting at 10 AM.  Please share widely, and sorry for all the confusion. Please come to show your support for smaller classes, even if you don’t choose to testify.  If you can’t be there at 10 AM, don’t […]

February 19, 2020 in Events, Uncategorized by

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Letter to Interim Commissioner Tahoe on Testing on Earth Day

Below is the letter sent out on February 13, 2020 to NYSED about Earth Day and the state middle school math test. Class Size Matters, Senator Jackson’s office, Teachers for the Future, and various other organizations and officials signed off on this letter to reschedule the math exams and support student climate strikes, as well […]

February 13, 2020 in Petitions, Updates by

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Please Sign our Petition Urging AG James to Investigate Illegal College Board Activities

October 11, 2019 Good news! After I published an oped in the Washington Post about how the NY State Education Dept. had proposed regulations that would allow the sale of student data and its use for marketing purposes, and after more than 600 of you sent in comments opposing this attempt to undermine the strong […]

October 11, 2019 in Newsletters, Petitions, Updates by

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Strengthen the Contract for Excellence Law: Stronger Accountability, Transparency, and a Plan to Reduce Class Size

Please send a message to your legislators today to urge them to fully fund our schools and that there should be stronger accountability, transparency and an actual plan that results in smaller classes in the NYC public schools, as envisioned in the original Campaign for Fiscal Equity decision. In that case,  the state’s highest court […]

March 12, 2019 in Campaigns, Letter Campaigns by

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