Reports & Memos

Report: How Class Size Matters helped the city save $727 million, and our plea to the Mayor how to use these funds for NYC kids

December 23, 2015 Last February, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was perusing the list of DOE contracts due to be voted on that week by the Panel for Educational Policy. Among the long list of contracts, I noticed a proposed contract for equipment and internet wiring worth $1.1 billion over five years, extendable to nine […]

December 28, 2015 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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Report: Number of K-3 Students in classes of 30 or more risen sharply since 2011

A PDF of this report can be downloaded here.   NYC Class Size data released; average class sizes still increasing according to DOE K-3 students in classes of 30 or more have doubled since 2011   November 16, 2015 The NYC Department of Education released the latest class size data as of Oct. 31, 2015, citywide, […]

December 21, 2015 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Updates by

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New report, Space Crunch: Failures in policy & planning leading to school overcrowding

For immediate release: June 6, 2014 For more information: Leonie Haimson, leonie@classsizematters.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 […]

June 6, 2014 in Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates by

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A Complete Guide to the Corporate Reform Movement

On February 7th, Diane Ravitch posted our Complete Guide to the Corporate Reform Movement on her blog. Check out our corporate reform document, and see what we wrote: Many parents, teachers and concerned citizens are confused by the superabundance of well-funded advocacy organizations, consulting companies, and research groups promoting the corporate education reform agenda. These […]

February 20, 2013 in Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc. by

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CM Robert Jackson letter to State re failure of C4E process

On January 8, 2013, Chair of the Committee on Education, Concilmember Robert Jackson, wrote a letter to State Education Commissioner King on behalf of NYC students. In his letter, Councilmember Jackson urges the Commissioner to, “hold New York City accountable to the public process demanded by the [Contracts for Excellence] law, and if the City […]

January 16, 2013 in Reports & Memos by

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CFE letter to the DOE, demanding that violations of C4E law be addressed

On January 11, 2013, the CFE Project wrote to Chancellor Walcott, alerting him to the DOE’s failure to comply with the Contracts for Excellence law: “To date, the DOE has not posted a proposed 2012-13 C4E plan for public comment, nor has the DOE held any public hearings on a proposed plan in accordance with […]

January 16, 2013 in Reports & Memos by

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Key Issues in Public Education: Class Size

Leonie Haimson, of Class Size Matters, wrote this report on class size for A+NYC, a coalition of parents, advocates, youth-service, and community-based organizations. See the A+NYC policy hub here: http://aplusnyc.org/. Download a full pdf of the report here.

December 3, 2012 in Reports & Memos by

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Key Issues in Public Education: High-Stakes Testing

Johanna E. Miller, with NY Civil Liberties Union, and Leonie Haimson, of Class Size Matters, co-wrote this report on high-stakes testing for A+NYC, a coalition of parents, advocates, youth-service, and community-based organizations. See the A+NYC policy hub here: http://aplusnyc.org/. Download a full pdf of the report here.

December 3, 2012 in Reports & Memos by

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Warning to district 6 and others considering de-zoning

This memo was written for District 6 parents and Community Education Council members,  who with the encouragement of DOE are considering eliminating all school attendance zones in their district.  Apparently there are other districts, including D7 and D9 in the Bronx, are considering the same course of action.  I believe this proposal is a Trojan Horse, and […]

October 22, 2012 in Reports & Memos by

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Rebuttal to DOE’s rationale for eliminating reporting on TCUs and class size

October 11, 2012 The Report and Advisory Board Review Commission, a body with four mayoral appointees and three City Council members, is to vote October 30 on whether to eliminate 21 reporting requirements and advisory boards, including the DOE’s legally mandated reporting on class size and Temporary Classroom Units (or TCUs.) Two laws were passed […]

October 11, 2012 in Reports & Memos by

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