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 Read more
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 Read more
Jan. 9, 2012 Class Size Matters has released a detailed analysis of the trend in student achievement in NYC since 2003, when Mayor Bloomberg’s educational policies were first implemented, as measured by the NAEPs – the national assessment carried out every two years by the federal government in 4th and 8th grade English and math. Read more
Class Size Matters presentations showing increases in class size and other violations in DOE’s Contract for Excellence plans citywide and by district On Nov. 15, the city released this year’s class size data by school, district and borough (click here). Sure enough as we had feared, class sizes increased for the fourth year in a Read more
Class sizes keep increasing in all areas of the city, despite the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) law passed by the state in 2007, requiring the DOE to reduce class sizes in all grades. We are now in the fifth and final year of the city’s class size reduction plan, only class sizes in the early Read more
Last week at the Save Our Schools conference, Robin Hiller of Voices for Education and I presented a workshop on class size reduction vs. Race to the Top. The room at American University was standing room only. I learned that Robin became involved in class size issue when her daughter was in a class of Read more
My debate with Deputy Chancellor Shael Suransky. More on this debate, which the DOE asked NY Law school to bar reporters from videotaping, is here, here, and here. Power points part 1 and part 2. September 15, 2010.