Check out the presentation below that summarizes the problems with the dysfunctional school planning and siting process in NYC and the deficiencies of the Nov. 2016 capital plan.
Reports & Memos
Cross-posted on NYSAPE’s website. Below is a memo that Class Size Matters and NY State Allies for Public Education sent to Commissioner Elia and the NY Board of Regents last week, on what may seem like an arcane and technical subject but is actually critical to ensure that opt-out students aren’t counted as failing in […]
On Thursday night, I gave a presentation on the capital plan to District 6 CEC. Since many of the parents in the district at the meeting were understandably concerned about the high levels of lead reported in the water of some of their schools — including a finding of 6,620 parts per billion (ppb) […]
This testimony is also available as a pdf here. Testimony to the NYC Council Education Committee on the impact of class size reduction on teacher recruitment and retention January 24, 2017 Dear Chair Dromm and members of the NYC Council Education committee: Thank you for holding these hearings today. Most experts say the challenge of […]
Here are two research summaries on the evidence for the wide-ranging benefits of class size reduction; the first is for use by any teacher, parent or advocate nationally; the second is meant primarily for residents of New York state. These research briefs are especially useful in advocating for your state or district to use its […]
Leonie Haimson’s Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Education Committee on March 9, 2016. You can download a pdf version below and here. Class Size Matters Testimony on Mayoral Control before the NY Senate Standing Committee on Education March 18, 2016 Thank you for allowing me to testify today. My name is Leonie Haimson […]
Our comments on the March 2016 amendment to the 5 year capital plan, submitted to the Panel for Education Policy May 17, 2016. A PDF can be found here. Comments on the March 2016 five-year capital plan The number of new seats in the proposed March 2016 five-year capital plan has increased since last year’s […]
The following is a testimony submitted by Leonie Haimson on April 8, 2016 to the New York City Council Committee on Governmental Operations. You can download the PDF here.
Originally Presented March 24, 2016 Uncovering lies, fraud & waste of #corpreform: Strategies and Lessons Learned – Presentation for NPE Action/Edubloggers Webinar
The following are presentations on student privacy and online learning for 2015-16. You can learn more about these issues at the The Parent Coalition For Student Privacy website. “The Fight for Student Privacy Post-InBloom” (NPE conference, 4/16/16) Online Learning vs. Class Size Reduction: Which is real “personalized learning” with research behind it (NPE conference, […]