Update on citywide conference; please sign up now! and other news

Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 6:42 PM

1.Reminder: Please sign up now for our Parent Action Conference, co-sponsored with CEC 2 and NYC Kids PAC, on Saturday Nov. 5 at the Spruce St. school near City Hall. Reserve your tickets here. A flyer you can post in your schools is here.

Among the workshops: Fighting for more funding, school space & smaller classes, Parent Organizing 101, Advocating for your child with special needs, Opting out of Testing, Alternatives to Suspension, Resisting Privatization and Charter School Expansion, Perspectives on Diversity and Integration and more.

Speakers will include: Danny Dromm, Chair of the NYC Council Education committee, Jeanette Deutermann, head of Long Island Opt out, where more than 50% of the students in 3-8th grade refused to take the state exams last year, Bronx principal Jamaal Bowman, and Tara Foster of Queens Legal Services, who helped bring the Civil Rights complaint against Success charter schools. Also Robert Jackson, former Council Member and lead plaintiff in the CFE lawsuit and Zakiyah Ansari of AQE, both of whom walked to Albany a couple of weeks ago to demand more funding for NYC schools.

2. See the recent front page article in the Washington Post about privacy concerns with the new Summit/Basecamp online program, being given in 100 schools across the nation. I followed up with a blog post with more details. Two of the schools are in NYC: the Bronx Writing Academy in District 9; and J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget in District 15 in Brooklyn.

If you are a parent or teacher at one of these school, or know any, please get in touch with me at leonie@classsizematters.org

Thanks, Leonie

Leonie Haimson
Executive Director
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011

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