You can download a PDF version of the Testimony Here. Testimony of Leonie Haimson before the NYC Council Education Committee On the Renewal Schools November 23, 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. My name is Leonie Haimson; I run Class Size Matters, a citywide advocacy group devoted to providing information […]
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Updates on Common Core survey, Student Privacy, and worsening crisis in Class Size & School Overcrowding
November 24, 2015 Dear Friend, 1. On Monday, NYS Allies for Public Education, the coalition we belong to, posted a user-friendly survey on the Common Core. Please take it here. After two days, this survey has already had nearly as many responses (more than 5,300) as the NYSED survey received in more than three weeks. 2. I […]
For immediate release November 16, 2015 For more information, contact Leonie Haimson, email@example.com; 917-435-9329 NYC Class Size data released; average class sizes still increasing according to DOE Number of K-3 students in classes of 30 or more risen sharply since 2011 On Friday, DOE released the latest class size data as of Oct. 31, […]
Out comments to the 2015 Common Core Task Force Hearing on November 6, 2015 and can be read here.
Update on November 7th Conference, class size violations this fall, and time to move forward on school overcrowding
October 23, 2015 Dear Friend, I wanted to update you on our citywide conference on Nov. 7 at PS 133 in Brooklyn, where we will develop an action agenda for the NYC public schools. Two new speakers have confirmed: Public Advocate Letitia James and City Council Education Chair Danny Dromm. They will let us know […]
The public can submit questions and comments to ContractsForexcellence@schools.nyc.gov on the city’s failure to reduce class size until Nov. 6, 2015. You can also ask questions and comment at the October CEC meetings that are posted here. You can check out our comments submitted over the summer on the DOE’s proposed plan, or ask the […]
Comments on the Unacceptable Classroom Conditions at the Receivership Schools, Including Flushing and Grover Cleveland HS
Tonight, Class Size Matters will be speaking at the Flushing HS receivership hearings, and tomorrow morning at the Grover Cleveland HS hearings. It is a travesty that 66% of the struggling schools on the State receivership list and 57% of the schools on the City’s renewal list continue to suffer from class sizes of 30 […]
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August 28, 2015 Dear Friends, A few quick links I wanted to share with you. Last week, I wrote an op-ed with Jeanette Deutermann of Long Island Opt for City and State about why an estimated 225,000 NY parents chose to have their children refuse the state exams last year. Despite the rash of editorials excoriating parents for […]
August 17, 2015 Dear Friends, I wanted to bring to your attention to a piece I wrote in today’s Gotham Gazette, that puts the recent credit recovery scandals in context and proposes an alternative vision for NYC struggling schools. Please take a look and let me know what you think! Saturday was the deadline for comments […]