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Tell Mark Zuckerberg not to hire Campbell Brown at Facebook!

The proliferation of fake news through Facebook and other social media has had a profoundly damaging impact on our elections. Now Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he intends to hire Campbell Brown to lead the news team at Facebook. Campbell Brown has received funding from billionaires to relentlessly promote charter schools and vouchers, and attack […]

January 9, 2017 in Petitions, Uncategorized by

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3 simple steps to stop the privatization & destruction of our public schools

Here are three simple steps you can take to stop the privatization and destruction of our public schools: Call your Senators now to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Tell them that Ms. DeVos is least qualified and most dangerous individual ever to be appointed US Secretary of Education. Ms. DeVos never attended a public […]

December 19, 2016 in Letter Campaigns, Newsletters, Uncategorized, Updates by

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Send an Email Now to Mayor and Speaker on School Overcrowding

February 12, 2016 Dear Friend, The DOE released its updated capital plan at the end of last month. They have now identified an overall need of approximately 83,000 seats citywide – closer to our estimate of more than 100,000 seats and far more than their previous estimate of 49,000 in May. They also plan to […]

February 15, 2016 in Letter Campaigns, News, Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Take Action, Updates by

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Please Put a Stop to New NYSED Student Data Project, Write a Letter Today!

January 8, 2016 Dear Friend, Welcome back! I hope you had a good holiday break. This morning, we learned that the Board of Regents recently approved a grant from the Gates Foundation for the Regents Research Fund, “to support NYS to launch, execute and utilize implementation data collection at the state level.” Along with NYSAPE […]

January 11, 2016 in All Links and Documents, Letter Campaigns, Newsletters, Recent Newsletters, Take Action by

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Class Size Matters opposed to new NYSED student data project; send your own letter too!

The following letter was sent to Commissioner Elia and the Board of Regents, from Class Size Matters and NYSAPE, urging them to put a stop to the new Gates-funded NYSED student data collection plan.  You can also download the letter here. Please send your own letter by clicking here. We have asked them to halt […]

January 8, 2016 in Take Action, Updates by

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Update: Parent Action Conference at PS 133 on November 7, 2015! Register today!

Save the date! On Saturday, November 7th, we are co-sponsoring a Parent Action Conference at PS 133 in Brooklyn (near the Barclay Center and many subway stops). Workshops will be held on developing an action plan to address school overcrowding, rising class sizes, mayoral control, empowering parents and school leadership teams, opting out of testing, protecting […]

October 21, 2015 in Events, Take Action by

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Update! Sign our petition on class size, and what the DOE survey and IBO analysis of charter funding left out

Dear Friend, 1. The DOE has posted a Contract for Excellence proposal for next year that, once again, contains no real plan to reduce class size, contrary to the intent of the 2007 law and the Mayor’s promises. Instead, class sizes are likely to continue to increase, unless the DOE allocates specific dollars towards creating smaller […]

July 23, 2015 in Newsletters, Petitions, Take Action by

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Class Size Matters 7th Annual “Skinny” Award Dinner

Leonie Haimson and Diane Ravitch, Patrick Sullivan and Monica Major Emily Horowitz, and Cynthia Wachtell invite you to Class Size Matters 7th Annual “Skinny” Awards Dinner When: Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 PM Where: Il Bastardo/Bocca Di Bacco 191 7th Ave (21st St) New York, NY 10011 A fundraiser for Class Size Matters This year we […]

May 8, 2015 in Events by

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Send a message to your legislators to oppose raising the cap on charters, private school tuition tax credits and amend mayoral control

April 22, 2015 Dear Friends, Several important education issues will likely be addressed in the rest of the Legislative session. Please help us urge the legislature to oppose raising the charter cap and granting tuition tax credits to private schools, and to amend mayoral control by sending a letter to your legislators here. Charter schools continue […]

April 22, 2015 in Letter Campaigns, Newsletters, Take Action by

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[EVENT] Mayor de Blasio’s Education Report Card by KidsPAC

April 17, 2015 in Events, Updates by

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