By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Protest Cuomo tomorrow on Long Island; and urge Chancellor Fariña to reduce class size
1. Join us tomorrow morning, Thursday May 22, to protest Governor
Cuomo’s budget slashing/pro-corporate policies in education. He
is due to be re-nominated tomorrow as Governor on Long Island, and the
President is supposed to be there as well. Here is more information
about this event, including why Cuomo’s policies have been so damaging
to our schools. To reserve a seat on a bus leaving from NYC and
Lower Hudson tomorrow morning, please click here.
2. On Monday night, at a Town hall meeting, I read a letter
co-signed by parent leaders, asking Chancellor Fariña to comply with
the law and the Mayor’s campaign promises by reducing class size,
especially as they are now the largest in 15 years in the early
grades. Smaller classes are the #1 priority of NYC parents, and
the state’s highest court said they were needed for our children to
receive their constitutional right to an adequate education. A
video of Chancellor’s response, including why she thinks class sizes
can be too small, is on our blog here.
Please sign a
petition to the Chancellor and the Mayor, urging them
to comply with the law, listen to parents and what research shows
works, and include a realistic plan to lower class size in their
Contracts for Excellence proposal, due June 16.
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011 212-674-7320