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Take action now for smaller classes, & news of legal action in NYC

July 20, 2017 Some important news to report. First the bad news: 1- The House Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to zero out and totally eliminate more than $2 billion in Title II funds, which are used in many schools to reduce class size, keep teachers on staff, and/or improve teacher quality. If the full House […]

July 22, 2017 in Newsletters, Take Action, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Take five minutes to help stop the further privatization of education in NY State!

June 16, 2017 Only a few days are left in the NY legislative term, and the NY State Senate leadership and now Gov. Cuomo are pushing a deal to exchange the extension of Mayoral control in NYC for more charter schools and/or a tuition tax credit for religious and private schools. One of the bills […]

June 25, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Check out our Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy, give your ideas to NYC Council on how to reduce school overcrowding, and more!

May 18, 2017 1. This week our Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, along with the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, released a new Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Child’s Sensitive School Data from Snoops, Hackers and Marketers. We think this is a uniquely valuable resource because it will […]

May 19, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Save the date! Skinny awards, and NYSED hearings and more!

May 15, 2017 1 – Save the date! Class Size Matters Annual Skinny Award Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 20; the venue and honorees TBA. It’s always a fun evening with good food, great company and an opportunity to reconnect, celebrate our victories together and gain inspiration for the battles to come. Please be […]

May 15, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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Send a letter to your legislators today! and reasons to opt out

March 27, 2017 1. Right now the state budget is being negotiated. Please take a minute to send a letter to your legislators today. Tell them to fully fund the foundation formula, designed to equitably and sufficiently fund high needs schools.   The letter also urges them to block the Governor’s proposal to raise the […]

April 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Important update on NY state budget and College Board threat to student privacy

April 3, 2017 1.  The NY state budget is stalled and will be late for the first time in years. The deadlock appears to be related to education funding for our public schools vs. charter schools, and whether the cap on charter schools will be lifted. As usual, the Assembly Democratic majority wants to fully […]

April 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Reminder! Hearings on school planning & updates on lead & immigrant students

February 26, 2017 I hope you and your family had a nice winter break. This Tuesday, the City Council will hold hearings on the need to improve school planning and siting process. When: Tues. Feb. 28 starting at 10 AM Where: Council Chambers, City Hall What: City Council joint hearings of the Education and Finance […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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Speaking on privatization & marches tomorrow; & debate on charter schools

March 3, 2017 1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, […]

March 9, 2017 in Events, Newsletters by

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Speaking on Privatization & Marches; & Debate on Charter Schools

1.     I will be speaking on the national and state push to privatize public education tomorrow Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast. The event is free; just RSVP to magerbxv@gmail.com What: Westchester-East Putnam PTA Advocacy Breakfast Where: The Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY When: Saturday, […]

March 3, 2017 in Newsletters, Uncategorized by

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A message from Diane Ravitch about Class Size Matters

December 24, 2016 Dear friend, Please consider donating to Class Size Matters– a remarkably streamlined and effective non-profit on whose board I serve, that relies on the contributions of parents, teachers and concerned citizens just like you. Your support will help the organization continue its work to ensure that all public school students in this […]

January 1, 2017 in Newsletters, Updates by

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