Here is the powerpoint I presented on Oct. 8, 2014 to Community Education Council 5 on the negative impact of the proliferating charters on their public schools.
This year the DOE is holding hearings about the Contracts for Excellence (C4E) plan for each district’s Community Education Council (CEC). We have been invited to CEC meetings to give a presentation on how the C4E plan violates the language and intent of the law. Find the presentation including specific class size and school utilization data for your […]
This is a briefing about the unmet need for seats citywide proposed in the new 2015-2019 proposed capital plan. Download in Powerpoint here: Citywide Capital Plan Briefing
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 […]
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 click on this pdf .
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 […]
Updated Sept. 16, 2014 Several Community Education Councils have already passed this resolution, including CECs D2, D25, D26 and D28. Please consider this for your CEC, Community Board, PTA or other parent/community group. If you have already passed it, please send it to the Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org , the Chancellor at CGFarina@schools.nyc.gov, and your City […]
As the result of a lawsuit, DOE is holding borough hearings starting Tuesday this week on their useof $531 million in annual Contract for Excellence state funds. A flyer you can post in your school is here. Places and times are below. These funds were approved with the requirement that NYC submit a plan to […]
New report shows NYC students crammed into severely overcrowded buildings; if capital plan adopted, crisis likely worse in future
For immediate release: June 6, 2014 For more information: Leonie Haimson, email@example.com; 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 […]
Though NY State was finally forced to sever its contract with inBloom, and inBloom has announced it is closing its doors, there are still many threats to student privacy that the new state law did not address. There are a huge number of vendors eager to get their hands on our children’s personal data. The […]