Here are two research summaries on the evidence for the wide-ranging benefits of class size reduction; the first is for use by any teacher, parent or advocate nationally; the second is meant primarily for residents of New York state. These research briefs are especially useful in advocating for your state or district to use its […]
Reports, Testimonies, Etc.
Leonie Haimson’s Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Education Committee on March 9, 2016. You can download a pdf version below and here. Class Size Matters Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 18, 2016 Thank you for allowing me to testify today. My name is Leonie Haimson […]
Our comments on the March 2016 amendment to the 5 year capital plan, submitted to the Panel for Education Policy May 17, 2016. A PDF can be found here. Comments on the March 2016 five-year capital plan The number of new seats in the proposed March 2016 five-year capital plan has increased since last year’s […]
The following is a testimony submitted by Leonie Haimson on April 8, 2016 to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations. You can download the PDF here.
Originally Presented March 24, 2016 Uncovering lies, fraud & waste of #corpreform: Strategies and Lessons Learned – Presentation for NPE Action/Edubloggers Webinar
The following are presentations on student privacy and online learning for 2015-16. You can learn more about these issues at the The Parent Coalition For Student Privacy website. “The Fight for Student Privacy Post-InBloom” (NPE conference, 4/16/16) Online Learning vs. Class Size Reduction: Which is real “personalized learning” with research behind it (NPE conference, […]
The following is a testimony presented before the City Council Education Committee during the expense budget hearing for FY 2017 on March 16, 2016. A PDF can be downloaded here. Testimony before the City Council Education Committee On the Department of Education’s proposed expense budget for FY 2017 March 16, 2016 Dear Chair Dromm […]
The following is the testimony by Leonie Haimson for the Capital Plan Hearing on March 8, 2016. You can download a PDF here. You can also watch a video of the hearing via The City Council’s website here, the video starts at 00:58 and Leonie Haimson’s testimony begins at 02:23. Testimony before the City […]
Here are the comments of our new Citizens Contract Oversight Committee about the new DOE procurement procedures and the contracts which was voted on Wed., Feb. 23 at the Panel for Educational Policy meeting. The meeting was held at 6:00 P.M. at the High School of Fashion Industries on 225 West 24th Street; the agenda is here. […]
Testimony: Don’t approve ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ & ‘Zoning for Quality and Affordability’ proposals without a plan to build schools
The following testimony was given at a City Council Committee hearing on the ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing’ and ‘Zoning for Quality and Affordability’ proposals on February 10, 2016. A PDF version of the document can be found here. February 10, 2016 Dear Chair Greenfield and members of the Committee: Thank you for holding these important […]