Class Size Matters! 📣 Please join us in taking action this week.
Wed, Dec 1 1:40pm
We at P.S. 20 are supporting a one-in-a-generation chance to lower class sizes in New York City. We believe that lowering class sizes is fundamental to student achievement, teacher retention, and more equitable education—and now it's become a public health issue too! Please read and take action if you also believe that reducing class sizes across the city will help benefit our school community.
 
THE GOOD NEWS:

The City Council agrees that class sizes should be reduced, and has proposed a landmark bill that would reduce classroom occupancy limits and lower class sizes in every school in the coming years. Our District City Councilwoman, Laurie Cumbo, is a co-sponsor of the bill and New York has unprecedented federal and state school funding to make this happen.

 

THE BAD NEWS:
The vote on the bill is in jeopardy! Right now, there is no date set for the vote to take place. The bill has 39 co-sponsors, over the 34 supermajority for a veto-proof vote, but the vote has been stalled.

 

📣 HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1. Call on New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to move forward with a vote before the end of the year.
Email: SpeakerJohnson@council.nyc.gov
District office phone number: 212-564-7757
City Hall office phone number: 212-788-7210
Twitter: @NYCSpeakerCoJo

 

2. PS20 will be joining other schools across the city in a DAY OF ACTION today (Wednesday 12/1) and tomorrow (Thursday 12/2).

THANK YOU!