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) […]
Report: How Class Size Matters helped the city save $727 million, and our plea to the Mayor how to use these funds for NYC kids
December 23, 2015 Last February, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was perusing the list of DOE contracts due to be voted on that week by the Panel for Educational Policy. Among the long list of contracts, I noticed a proposed contract for equipment and internet wiring worth $1.1 billion over five years, extendable to nine […]
A PDF of this report can be downloaded here. NYC Class Size data released; average class sizes still increasing according to DOE K-3 students in classes of 30 or more have doubled since 2011 November 16, 2015 The NYC Department of Education released the latest class size data as of Oct. 31, 2015, citywide, […]
For immediate release: June 6, 2014 For more information: Leonie Haimson, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 […]
On February 7th, Diane Ravitch posted our Complete Guide to the Corporate Reform Movement on her blog. Check out our corporate reform document, and see what we wrote: Many parents, teachers and concerned citizens are confused by the superabundance of well-funded advocacy organizations, consulting companies, and research groups promoting the corporate education reform agenda. These […]
On January 8, 2013, Chair of the Committee on Education, Concilmember Robert Jackson, wrote a letter to State Education Commissioner King on behalf of NYC students. In his letter, Councilmember Jackson urges the Commissioner to, “hold New York City accountable to the public process demanded by the [Contracts for Excellence] law, and if the City […]
On January 11, 2013, the CFE Project wrote to Chancellor Walcott, alerting him to the DOE’s failure to comply with the Contracts for Excellence law: “To date, the DOE has not posted a proposed 2012-13 C4E plan for public comment, nor has the DOE held any public hearings on a proposed plan in accordance with […]
Leonie Haimson, of Class Size Matters, wrote this report on class size for A+NYC, a coalition of parents, advocates, youth-service, and community-based organizations. See the A+NYC policy hub here: http://aplusnyc.org/. Download a full pdf of the report here.