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 download.
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 […]
This updated presentation on inBloom was given on Thursday, September 19 in front of PTA leaders, public school parents, and the public at Tweed Courthouse (DOE Headquarters). Para español favor hacer clic aquí.
Where are NYC schools now? Presentation to NW Bronx for Change May 18, 2013 on class size, school closings, privatization of education, high-stakes testing, and student privacy and inBloom. Download here.
According to the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) law, the DOE is supposed to be reducing class size in all grades. The city submitted a plan to do so in the fall of 2007, along with annual targets and five year goals. Instead, class size has risen substantially each year and is now the largest in […]
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) announced in a letter last week that it was considering re-opening the lawsuit against New York State, on the basis that the funding promised NYC and other high-needs school districts has never been fulfilled. Below is a presentation on CFE delivered by Leonie Haimson at Princeton, for a course on […]