Maintain rigorous and enforceable classsize policies in the early grades: Policymakers and education leaders should resist the urge to relax small-class policies for early grades students, even when budgets are tight.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Class size limits and Cuomo finally picks a parent for his Commission, but very carefully...
Southern Regional Education Board just came out with their recommendations on class size reduction:
Too bad NYC DOE is now mandating that early grade classes in 1st through 3rd grade be packed with students with IEPs, up to the contractual maximum of 32 per class.
Meanwhile, Gov. Cuomo responded to criticisms that his commission lacked any parents by choosing Carrie Remis, a pro-charter parent who now lives in the Rochester suburbs but claims to represent inner-city parents. Rochester parents, please feel free to comment below.
He also added two more business executives to ensure that his pro-corporate reform position will be represented even more strongly: Stanley Druckenmiller, a hedge fund billionaire and backer of the Harlem Children’s Zone, and Sandy Weill, former Citigroup chairman.
The dates of the “meetings” start in NYC on June 26; other dates are here.
It's not clear whether they will be hearing from any parents other than Ms. Remis. Ms. Remis and her chic shoes are featured here and below.
Happy Father's Day and successful shoes shopping to all.