Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Please support our work in 2018!

In your end-of-the-year giving, please donate to Class Size Matters to support our work in 2018 by clicking here. Class Size Matters is the only nonprofit in the nation dedicated towards advocating for smaller classes. In July, along with the NYC Public Advocate, AQE and nine NYC parents, we filed a legal complaint with the NY Education Department challenging NYC DOE’s refusal to reduce class size.  If the Commissioner rules against us we will go to court.

Our work in student privacy has been extremely influential. Since we founded the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, our organization has been invited twice to testify before Congress on the need to strengthen federal privacy protections.  Last spring, we released a Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy which has been downloaded more than 2200 times, and just two weeks ago, our co-chair, Rachael Stickland, participated on two student privacy panels at a workshop sponsored by the FTC and the US Dept. of Education. 

We will not rest until all children receive the privacy and the small classes they deserve, instead of the data-mining ed tech programs they are subjected to in the name of so-called "personalized" learning.  As the teacher who wrote “Dangerous Minds” Louanne Johnson wrote, when classes are small enough,  a minor miracle occurs: teachers teach and students learn. 

Please help us reach our goals by making a tax-deductible donation here. Under “Designate your donation to a specific program or fund” you can indicate if you’d like your contribution to support our work on student privacy.  

Happy holidays, Leonie Haimson

PS if you’re ordering last minute gifts on Amazon, we receive a percentage if you go to smile.amazon.com and enter Class Size Matters in the charity search box. Thanks!

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