Class Size Matters is a non-profit organization that advocates for smaller classes in NYC’s public schools and the nation as a whole. The New York Times has called us the “city’s leading proponent of smaller classes.” We are dedicated to providing information on the significant and wide-ranging benefits of smaller classes, particularly for at-risk children, to boost student learning, engagement, and graduation rates, and lower disciplinary referrals.
We also advocate for alleviating school overcrowding, and work for more parent decision-making in the area of education policy, including the ability of parents to protect their children’s privacy and control the disclosure of their personal student data.
The organization’s founder and Executive Director, Leonie Haimson, was a public school parent for 15 years, and has received the John Dewey award from the United Federation of Teachers, was named one of NYC’s “family heroes” by NYC Family Magazine, was honored as an “Extraordinary Advocate for our Children” by Advocates for Justice. In 2014, she received the “Parent Voice” award from Parents Across America, and in 2015 was named one of the ten most influential people in education technology for her work in student privacy by Tech and Learning magazine.
She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Good Day NY, WNBC News, and numerous other television and radio shows.
Ms. Haimson is the editor of the NYC Public School Parent blog and is an occasional columnist for the Huffington Post. She was a co-founder of Parents Across America, and is a board member of the Network for Public Education. She is also co-chair of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy.
Please make a tax-deductible donation here, or send a check to: Class Size Matters, 124 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10011.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-529-3539. Our EIN# is 20-2169746.