Friday, June 21, 2019

Our annual Skinny dinner honoring AG Tish James and NYC Kids PAC was a success!

Attorney General Tish James and me

On Wednesday night, Class Size Matters held our annual Skinny award dinner at Casa La Femme in Greenwich Village.  This year we honored NY Attorney General Tish James and NYC Kids PAC for giving us the real "Skinny" on NYC schools and supporting and amplifying the voices of  public school parents and students.

The food was great and the company sublime.  The Attorney General, Diane Ravitch and Chancellor Rosa all delivered wonderful speeches and it was great fun to share experiences and catch up with allies, friends and colleagues from the past year.

There are lots more photos on the Class Size Matters Facebook page and a few below.

Brooke Parker, Shino Tanikawa,  and Fatima Geidi receiving the Skinny award on behalf of NYC Kids PAC.

Diane Ravitch, education historian and activist, Susan Ochshorn of ECE Policy Works and Carol Burris, executive director of Network for Public Education.

Two of last year's Skinny winners: Fred Smith, testing expert and critic, with Norm Scott, retired teacher, blogger, reporter for The Wave and all-round education activist.

Anita Coley, principal of PS 25 in Bed Stuy with AG Tish James and educators Audrey and Gerri Baker, alumnae of PS 25.

Attorney General Tish James with Alex and Marcus of Teens Take Charge.

 Naftuli Moser of Yaffed, Bronx Borough President education adviser Monica Major with Kim Major Walker and Michael Oppenheimer.

Jeanette Deutermann of LI Opt Out, Lisa Eggert Litvin of NYSAPE, Barbara of New York Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, Jake Jacobs of Badass Teachers Association and Gary Rubinstein, teacher and blogger.

Thanks to everyone who came !  -- Leonie Haimson, Executive Director

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