Testimonies & Comments

Testimony on the Mayor’s egregious budget cuts to schools

Below is our testimony from the July 24, 2022 joint hearings of the City Council Education and Oversight/Investigation Committees. If you’d like to hear our account of the hearings, and the absurd claims made by the Deputy Chancellor, it’s posted here.

June 25, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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$1.1 billion in unspent funds by DOE for FY 2020 and FY 2021 – making cuts to schools even more outrageous

See below; a budget presentation by the DOE dated June 21, showing unspent allocations to schools and districts of $1.1 billion from FY 2020 and FY 2021, which administrators are urged to cancel so they the funds can be used by DOE in the future. These funds are in addition to the $8 billion in […]

June 23, 2022 in Uncategorized, Updates by

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Update on budget cuts & how you can help!

June 21, 2022 Dear folks, Important updates: This Friday June 24 at 11:30 AM in front of City Hall there will be a press conference/rally to protest the devastating budget cuts to schools.  Please come and bring signs. Then starting at noon, there will be hybrid Council hearings on these cuts, held by the NYC […]

June 21, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Galaxy budget cuts to schools at more than $1.7B as of June 13, far larger than reported

Total Galaxy cuts to schools as of June 13, 2022, sorted by Council district, added up to more than $1.7 billion – far more than the $215 million in Fair Student Funding that is widely reported. Though more funding will be added to schools after that date, it generally is limited and supposed to be […]

June 19, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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June 17, 2022 in Uncategorized by

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How the Mayor’s proposed budget cuts to schools will drive class sizes up rather than down

Our 2022 Parent Action conference was great; about 80 people participated. Here is the presentation I gave on the new class size bill and yet how proposed budget cuts to schools will likely cause class sizes to rise sharply rather than decrease. Sure enough, last night school budgets were released, and they were brutal. Some […]

June 6, 2022 in Presentations, Uncategorized, Updates by

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NYC Class Size Reduction Bill Approved by Legislature! Long Overdue and Urgently Needed

Updated: June 5, 2022 The class size bill passed the NY State Senate Thursday afternoon at 59-4; and the Assembly early Friday morning; 147-2.  Pretty good articles about the passage were published in Gothamist, Chalkbeat , Politics NY and News 4 NY. Other mainstream media outlets merely uncritically repeated long-debunked anti-class size myths. Now please […]

June 3, 2022 in Press Releases, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Great victory now likely for NYC kids — new class size bill to be voted upon today or tomorrow!

June 1, 2022 A new bill was introduced in the Legislature yesterday, supported by our elected leaders and a majority of both houses, that would require NYC DOE to phase in class size caps in all NYC public schools to be achieved over five years – to no more than 20 students in K-3, 23 […]

June 1, 2022 in Newsletters, 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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CSM testimony on proposed cuts to schools budgets & the capital plan

May 25, 2022 Check out our  submitted budget testimony before the NYC Council Finance Committee for today. We urged the Chair Justin Brannan and other Council Members to prevent the Mayor’s proposed cuts to school budgets of $375 million, that are projected to lead to a loss of about 3200 teaching positions, which in turn […]

May 25, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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