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Stop School Overcrowding! Build New Schools!

About 575,000 students are currently crammed into overcrowded public schools and the situation will only worsen given the city’s growing population and development trends, without a new planning process that takes full account of the need for new schools. Please send a letter to the new Charter Revision Commission signaling your support for the proposal […]

December 14, 2018 in Campaigns, Updates by

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November 27, 2018 in Petitions by

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Reform the School Planning Process!

Please send a letter to the new City Council Charter Revision Committee to propose that the school planning process be reformed. There is a need to reform the city’s planning process, so that sufficient new schools are built along with development – and not years afterwards, as now occurs in our dysfunctional system. If you agree, […]

November 27, 2018 in Campaigns, Updates by

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Ask the Mayor and Chancellor to stop violating student privacy now!

Send a letter to the Mayor and Chancellor asking them to stop violating student privacy by making personal information available to charter schools for marketing purposes. Last fall, parent leader and CEC President Johanna Garcia filed a FERPA complaint with the federal government about the DOE’s practice of allowing charter schools to access her child’s […]

November 10, 2018 in Campaigns, Updates by

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Send a letter to the Mayor & Chancellor to end school overcrowding now!

Sept. 24, 2018 The next five-year capital plan for schools will be introduced sometime in the next two months. In May 2016, Mayor de Blasio promised that he would fully fund the capacity portion of the new plan, to alleviate current overcrowding and address future enrollment growth. Based upon a Nov. 2017 estimate, this meant […]

September 24, 2018 in Campaigns, Recent Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Stop Regulations that Punish Public Schools for High Opt Out Rates

  Please send a message to NY State Education Department today to amend their proposed regulations that would punish schools for high-opt rates by mislabeling them in need of Comprehensive Support and making them use Title I funds to persuade parents to force their kids to take the state exams.  The NY State Education Department […]

August 10, 2018 in Campaigns by

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Dear Chancellor Carranza: Please rescind the decision to close PS 25, and put a preK and a 3K in the school for next year.​

Please send a letter to Chancellor Carranza to keep PS 25 Open. The previous Chancellor tried to close PS 25 in Bed Stuy Brooklyn because of low enrollment, despite the fact that according to the DOE’s own statistics, it is the fourth fourth best elementary school in the city and the second best in Brooklyn […]

June 25, 2018 in Campaigns by

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Take action now for smaller classes, & news of legal action in NYC

July 20, 2017 Some important news to report. First the bad news: 1- The House Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to zero out and totally eliminate more than $2 billion in Title II funds, which are used in many schools to reduce class size, keep teachers on staff, and/or improve teacher quality. If the full House […]

July 22, 2017 in Newsletters, Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Reminder! Hearings on school planning & updates on lead & immigrant students

February 26, 2017 I hope you and your family had a nice winter break. This Tuesday, the City Council will hold hearings on the need to improve school planning and siting process. When: Tues. Feb. 28 starting at 10 AM Where: Council Chambers, City Hall What: City Council joint hearings of the Education and Finance […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Speaking on privatization & marches tomorrow; & debate on charter schools

March 3, 2017 1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters by

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