The DOE is holding annual borough hearings on their 2015-2016 Contracts for Excellence (C4E) plan, as required by state law. The C4E program, established in 2007 in response to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, provides targeted state funds that were supposed to be used to reduce class size and other approved goals in NYC and […]
Testimonies & Comments
Below is our testimony to the NYC Council Education Committee in favor of the resolution opposing the Governor’s proposal on receivership — the state taking over our struggling schools.
Here is our testimony on school overcrowding before the NYC Council Education Committee School Overcrowding Testimony 3.3.15 Final
Please write your own letter to DOE’s Blue Book working group about how to revise the much-criticized school utilization formula. Their email is below and the deadline for submitting comments is next Wednesday, November 26. They plan to present their initial recommendations to the public in December. Feel free to include any of the points […]
On Nov. 18, along with many parent leaders and other advocates, we sent the letter below to the Chancellor, urging a moratorium on any more co-locations until all NYC children could be ensured of their constitutional right to a sound basic education, including smaller classes. WNYC reported on our letter here. It was reported yesterday that […]
Here is a letter to Chancellor Fariña about revising school progress reports. Read below or download.
Testimony of Karen Sprowal before the NYC Council Education Committee on the negative impact of excessive class sizes on students with disabilities
Below is the testimony of Karen Sprowal before the NYC Council Education Committee on the negative impact of excessive class sizes on student with disabilities
At the Community Education Council meeting on Sept. 22, 2014, Prof. Mark Lauterbach of Brooklyn College read a letter from 73 professors of education and psychology, urging Chancellor Farina to reduce class size as part of the city’s Contract for Excellence plan. The letter points out that early education does not end at the age […]