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Ask the Legislature to include NYC in state aid to make up for the cost of charter schools!

March 9, 2022 Right now, NY state legislators are working on their one-house budgets. Meanwhile, NYC has lost out on more than $2 billion in funds between 2012 and 2020, because they are the only district in the state that is exempted from receiving charter transitional aid, meant to reimburse districts from some of the […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Critical Budget decisions being made tonight!

March 7, 2021 1.The NY Assembly one-house education budget is being discussed and finalized tonight. Please tweet and call your Assembly Member now! Tell them to include smaller classes for NYC kids in the budget. You can find their phone nos. here by plugging your address. Here’s a script: As your constituent, I urge you […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Sample email to send to DOE to ask if your child’s data was breached

Illuminate has admitted that personal data of  820,000 students who attended NYC public schools going back to the 2016-17 school year was breached.  More on this here. Below is a message that NYC parents (or students if they are over 18) can send to DOE to ask them what personal information the vendor had access […]

March 31, 2022 in Uncategorized by

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Take our class size survey now!

March 17, 2022 Dear folks — 1. Class Size Matters would love to hear directly from NYC public school parents, teachers, principals, students and other school staff about how class size and related issues have affected learning in your schools this year. Our survey is posted here.  𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 will only 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗲𝗻 […]

March 31, 2022 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Transcript of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting, March 23, 2022

March 28, 2022 in Uncategorized by

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Our testimony at today’s education budget hearings.

March 21, 2022 Our written testimony from today’s NYC Council education budget hearings is posted here and below.  See also our report released yesterday on the likely effects of the proposed budget cuts to schools and the capital plan by sharply increasing class size and school overcrowding.

March 21, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized, Updates by

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New report shows significant & beneficial declines in citywide class sizes that will increase once again if Mayor’s budget cuts are made

March 20, 2022 Today Class Size Matters released a new class size report, entitled “What has happened to class size this year and what will happen to class size if the Mayor’s cuts are enacted?”  The report shows significant and highly beneficial decreases in average class size this year citywide due to enrollment decline, though […]

March 20, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Why Mayoral control needs to be amended

Check out my  testimony below and here, on why Mayoral control needs to be amended at the March 4 joint legislative hearings , which were the best in twenty years since this undemocratic and dysfunctional governance system was established. I explain why in my account of the proceedings; you can also  watch the video here.

March 11, 2022 in Testimonies & Comments, Uncategorized 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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Support the bill that would make the Board of Regents the final arbiter of charter school approvals!

Below is the memo of support for S7666A and A8801 that we just sent the bill sponsors, Sen. Liu and AM Benedetto.   Organizations should send in their own memos of support for this important bill.

February 23, 2022 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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