Here is the powerpoint I presented on Oct. 8, 2014 to Community Education Council 5 on the negative impact of the proliferating charters on their public schools.
This year the DOE is holding hearings about the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) plan for each district’s Community Education Council (CEC). We have been invited to CEC meetings to give a presentation on how the C4E plan violates the language and intent of the law. Find the presentation including specific class size and school utilization data for your […]
This is a briefing about the unmet need for seats citywide proposed in the new 2015-2019 proposed capital plan. Download in Powerpoint here: Citywide Capital Plan Briefing
Parents are the “sleeping giant” in the fight to preserve our public schools, according to Diane Ravitch; time to wake up! To help explain how to get started, below is a powerpoint that gives parents the information and tools necessary to network and advocate on important issues. Read here or click on this pdf .
Below see Power points revealing worsening class size and school overcrowding crisis for each of the NYC school districts. Data sources: DOE class size data for 2013-2014, SCA Blue Book Report & Enrollment Projections for 2011-2021, housing start data, Kindergarten wait list numbers, TCU Report, FY 2015-2019 Capital Plan. Please find your district below by […]
New report shows NYC students crammed into severely overcrowded buildings; if capital plan adopted, crisis likely worse in future
For immediate release: June 6, 2014 For more information: Leonie Haimson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 917-435-9329 Nearly half a million NYC students are crammed into severely overcrowded buildings; if capital plan adopted, crisis will be even worse five years from now (click image for report) Today, Class Size Matters released a comprehensive report on school overcrowding. Among the […]
Today’s announcement that inBloom is closing its doors will hopefully make government officials, corporations and foundations more aware that parental concerns cannot be ignored, and that they must stop foisting their “solutions” on our schools and classrooms with no attention given to the legitimate concerns of parents and their right to protect their children from […]
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 This morning, Stephanie Simon of Politico reports that indeed, after a long battle, the NY State Education Department has finally agreed to sever its relationship with inBloom and will ask them to delete all the student data already stored on its cloud. This was the clear intent of the state budget […]