The DOE is holding annual borough hearings on their 2015-2016 Contracts for Excellence (C4E) plan, as required by state law. The C4E program, established in 2007 in response to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, provides targeted state funds that were supposed to be used to reduce class size and other approved goals in NYC and […]
Testimonies & Comments
Letter to Mayor/Chancellor about need to expand school capital plan from Public Advocate, City Councilmembers and Parent Leaders
Signers as of 6/11/15. Cc: Mayor de Blasio Dear Chancellor Fariña: As you may know, nearly half a million students already attend schools that are severely overcrowded and the situation is worsening. We are writing with great concern regarding the recent release of the city’s capital plan. Specifically, we are interested in learning more about […]
On June 15, 2015 Public Advocate Letitia James, 22 Council Members, many parent leaders and Presidents of Community Education Councils, along with Class Size Matters and the UFT, sent a letter to the Chancellor and the Mayor, urging them to double the seats in the capital plan for school construction, and appoint a Commission to […]
Below is our testimony to the NYC Council Education Committee in favor of the resolution opposing the Governor’s proposal on receivership — the state taking over our struggling schools.
Here is our testimony on school overcrowding before the NYC Council Education Committee School Overcrowding Testimony 3.3.15 Final
Please write your own letter to DOE’s Blue Book working group about how to revise the much-criticized school utilization formula. Their email is below and the deadline for submitting comments is next Wednesday, November 26. They plan to present their initial recommendations to the public in December. Feel free to include any of the points […]
On Nov. 18, along with many parent leaders and other advocates, we sent the letter below to the Chancellor, urging a moratorium on any more co-locations until all NYC children could be ensured of their constitutional right to a sound basic education, including smaller classes. WNYC reported on our letter here. It was reported yesterday that […]
Here is a letter to Chancellor Fariña about revising school progress reports. Read below or download.
Testimony of Karen Sprowal before the NYC Council Education Committee on the negative impact of excessive class sizes on students with disabilities
Below is the testimony of Karen Sprowal before the NYC Council Education Committee on the negative impact of excessive class sizes on student with disabilities