Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Get the Skinny From Leonie

So many people have thanked Leonie Haimson for 10 years of spectacular work in exposing the ed deformers with on target research and thoughtful analysis. Now it's payback time. She is having a fundraiser next week on June 15 and giving the Skinny (not Broad) award to some of our favorite people and allies: Julie Cavanagh who was a major cog in creating our film along with all her other amazign work in defense of public education and Jamaica HS Chapter Leader and former presidential candidate in the UFT James Eterno. I'll be there. Will you?
We are holding our annual “Skinny Award” Dinner a week from today, June 15 at 6 PM, honoring four teacher-warriors.  The dinner will be co-hosted by Diane Ravitch and other parent leaders.

Please check it out and RVSP on our FB page at

Diane will be making an exciting announcement at the dinner that concerns Class Size Matters.

Class Size Matters works hard trying to ensure that in NYC and throughout the country, children get the smaller classes they need for a better chance to learn. 

The four teachers we are honoring have done stellar work, defending their schools and all NYC schools from damaging closures and co-locations that threaten to make things worse.

Please come and show your support.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to

A Skinny Awards invitation you can forward to your friends and colleagues is below.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks, Leonie

Leonie Haimson
Executive Director
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011

Follow me on twitter @leoniehaimson

Leonie Haimson, Diane Ravitch, Patrick Sullivan, Monica Major, Khem Irby and

Emily Horowitz invite you to the third annual Skinny Awards

A fundraiser for Class Size Matters

Please join us for a special evening where we will honor four stellar teachers fighting to save our schools:

Jackie Bennett of Edwize

Julie Cavanagh of PS 15K and a producer of “The Inconvenient Truth behind Waiting for Superman”

James Eterno of Jamaica HS in Queens

Christine Rowland of Columbus HS in the Bronx

A rare opportunity to enjoy a three course dinner with wine while celebrating four heroes, battling to defend our public schools .

For more information or to buy tickets, go to



  1. Jackie Bennett?? What has she ever done other then be a leading shill for Unity Caucus. How absurd to put her on the stage with Julie and James. Diosrespectful to say the least.


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