Written and edited by Norm Scott:
EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
Three pillars of The Resistance – providing information on current ed issues, organizing activities around fighting for public education in NYC and beyond and exposing the motives behind the education deformers. We link up with bands of resisters. Nothing will change unless WE ALL GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
If you are within driving distance of New York City, please come to the Skinny Awards.
I will be there, along with many other friends of public education.
Skinny Awards are the opposite of the Broad Awards, which are given to
urban districts and charter schools that raise test scores. The Skinny
Awards recognize character, courage, valor, and integrity in support of
sound education ideas.
Leonie Haimson is the genius behind the Skinny Awards.
go to Class Size Matters, which advocates for reduced class size,
opposes invasion of student privacy, and supports teachers and public
schools. Leonie runs Class Size Matters on something less than a
year we give an award to the individuals who provide the real "Skinny"
on NYC schools. Past recipients of the award include Diane Ravitch and
Juan Gonzalez. This year, our “Skinny” award will go to two brilliant
Arthur Goldstein, an ESL teacher at Francis Lewis High School in Queens
Gary Rubinstein, who blogs at Teach for Us and is a math teacher at Stuyvesant HS in lower Manhattan
This dinner is always a highlight of the year, with delicious food, good wine, and great company.
year, it is especially important to attend and/or contribute to our
work. As always, Class Size Matters relies on your donations to keep
our organization going. We have continued to advocate for smaller
classes and an end to school overcrowding, as class sizes swell
throughout the country. We also have become leaders in the fight
against high-stakes testing, privatization, and the violation of student
we spearheaded the battle against the sharing of confidential student
data with a corporation called inBloom Inc. inBloom Inc. plans to put
children’s personal information on a vulnerable data cloud, and share it
with private vendors without parental notification or consent.
the last few months, the tabloids and corporate reform blogs have
featured attacks against me personally, evidence of the prominent role
that Class Size Matters plays in the debate over education policy. One
of the best ways to show your support for our work is to contribute
whatever you can to keep our organization alive.
you believe that class size matters, and that it is important to keep
our public schools and children’s personal information out of the hands
of private corporations, please make tax-deductible contribution now to
Class Size Matters and/or purchase a seat at our fundraiser dinner June 18 by clicking here or here: http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=6292 .
Please forward to others who care and hope to see you there, Leonie
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011 212-674-7320