Testimonies & Comments
Executive Director Leonie Haimson gave testimony on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in front of the New York State Senate Education Committee. Her testimony is below. Click here to download.
Read Class Size Matters’ Testimony on School Governance Reform given on October 8, 2013 at St. Francis College
Class Size Matters Executive Director Leonie Haimson presented testimony on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York to support the passage of New York State Senate Bill S.1406 and Assembly Bill A.792. The Joint Legislative Forum on School Governance was sponsored by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), NYS Senator Bill Read more
The following testimony was given by Class Size Matters’ Executive Director Leonie Haimson on Monday, September 30, 2013 in front of the New York City Council Education Committee and the public regarding the pending legislation of Resolution No. 1768.
Attached is Leonie Haimson’s testimony on school facilities before the NYC Council Education Committee on June 24, 2013. Haimson specifically focused on school overcrowding, which is worsening because of enrollment increases, colocations, and poor planning on the part of DOE. Read it here:
Class Size Matters is presenting district-specific class size data and information on the city’s failure to comply with the Contracts for Excellence law to Community Education Councils in Feb. and March. The following schedule lists the districts that have signed up thus far. If you’re interested in having someone speak to your district CEC, contact Read more
Here is a sample resolution on the need to reduce NYC class sizes and comply with the Contracts for Excellence law, created February 2013, for public use. Download the file as a document by clicking (here). Or view it below.
On February 7, 2013, the Massachusetts ACLU, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, Citizens for Public Schools and Massachusetts PTA wrote a joint letter to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education about the release of students’ personally identifiable information to the Gates-sponsored inBloom, Inc.. New York and Massachusetts are two of nine states that have agreed to share confidential student Read more
Here are comments submitted to the State Education Department on the proposed New American Academy charter, opposing the granting of this charter. The school is based on the model of an existing public school in Brooklyn, that places 60 small children in a room with four teachers, instead of providing them with the proven model Read more