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Budget priorities for FY 2024: Urge the City Council to restore the savage cuts made to school budgets this year

Our education budget priorities for next year, FY 2024, are here and below. They are focused on the need for schools to have their budgets restored and the cuts made this year reversed. If you agree with these proposals, please forward them to your City Council Member. We have also drafted a new resolution for […]

March 13, 2023 in Campaigns, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Why the charter cap should NOT be raised & what should CECs and parents do about this.

Updated March 5, 2023 You can  send an email to your Legislators here, in opposition  to Gov. Hochul’s proposal to lift the NYC charter cap and that instead the charter law needs to be strengthened, to eliminate NYC’s onerous and unfair obligation to provide all new and expanding charter schools with space, remove loopholes which […]

February 18, 2023 in Campaigns, Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Send a message today, urging the Gov & Legislature: Don’t raise the cap on charters; instead repeal NYC’s obligation to give them with space & require more accountability!

Feb. 7, 2023 Last week, Gov. Hochul proposed raising the cap on charter schools so that 100-300 more could be authorized statewide and in NYC, since every new charter school is allowed to expand to all grade levels.  Charters are already costing the city about $3 billion per year, and this could double the cost, […]

February 7, 2023 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Urge the DOE, UFT & CSA to create a class size task force now!

Oct. 21, 2022 Dear all: 1. Last spring, the Legislature overwhelming passed a class size bill, S9460/ A10498, requiring 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 into law,  based upon an agreement that the five-year phase-in period […]

October 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters by

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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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Sign up NOW for our annual Parent Action Conference on June 4!

Please sign up now for our Annual Parent Action Conference on Saturday June 4 from 4 to 6 PM, sponsored by Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC. Keynote speakers will include Congressman Jamaal Bowman, NY State Senator Robert Jackson and NYC Council Education Chair Rita Joseph. Following that, we’ll have a brief presentation on […]

May 27, 2022 in Events, Uncategorized, Updates by

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City budget hearings tomorrow & possible legislative breakthrough on class size!

May 24, 2022 1. Just a quick note to let you know that there are City Council public hearings tomorrow on the budget, starting at 10 AM. If you’d like to testify by zoom, you can sign up here. Written testimony can also be submitted for up to to 72 hours after these hearings are […]

May 24, 2022 in Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Last two weeks to get state class size legislation passed!

May 20, 2022 Dear folks — 1. The State Legislature will be in session only for twenty more days.   Please call your Legislators today and urge them to pass the bills that would require NYC to phase in smaller classes in all grades.   Tell them to support and bring to the floor for […]

May 21, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Please help us advocate against the egregious budget cuts planned for schools next year!

April 27, 2022 Yesterday, Mayor Adams announced his executive budget, and though he he added $1.2 billion for various initiatives, including even more funding for the police, he is still planning to cut school budgets by $375 million over the next three years, which combined with unidentified school budget “efficiency savings” of this year, would […]

April 27, 2022 in Campaigns, Newsletters, Updates by

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NYC has been excluded from more than $2.5 billion in state aid to make up for the cost of charter schools!

Since this post was written, the Education Law Center has released a similar analysis . According to an estimate from the Independent Budget Office, NYC schools have lost more than $2 billion in state aid between 2012 and 2020, because they are the only district in the state that is exempted from receiving state transitional […]

March 9, 2022 in Campaigns, Uncategorized, Updates by

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