Monday, June 10, 2019
City Hall - NYC parents, kids, advocates, union members and elected officials will rally for smaller classes -Tuesday, June 11, noon
NYC parents, kids, advocates, union members and elected officials will rally for smaller classes
WHAT: Parents, students, advocates, elected officials and union members will gather to urge the NYC Department of Education and the Mayor to allocate specific funding in next year's budget towards reducing class size.
WHO: The rally is co-sponsored by Class Size Matters, NYC Kids PAC, the UFT, Local 372, the CSA, the Education Council Consortium, and many other parent and advocacy organizations.
WHERE: Steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan
WHY: Although the state’s highest court concluded in 2003 that NYC public school classes were too large to provide students with their constitutional right to a sound basic education, class sizes have sharply increased since then, especially in the early grades. More than 336,000 students were in classes of 30 or more this fall. Reducing class size is also among the top priorities of parents on the NYC Department of Education’s surveys every year. Yet the Mayor has allocated no city funding to reduce class size during his administration.