Class Size Matters annual "Skinny Award" event

Start: Monday, June 27, 2022 6:00 PM

End: Monday, June 27, 2022 8:00 PM

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Diane Ravitch, Leonie Haimson and the entire Class Size Matters board invite you to our annual "Skinny" award celebration! We invite you to help us honor the organizations, individuals, and elected officials who together worked to require NYC schools to lower class size.

Wine and light food will be served!  

Our six honorees who have given us the real "Skinny" on NYC schools in 2022 include:

  • The Alliance for Quality Education, for leading the successful battle to provide full Foundation aid to NYC schools;
  • State Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, for introducing the original bills to require NYC to lower class size and fighting for legislation to be approved this spring;
  • Assembly Education Chair Michael Benedetto and NYC Senate Education Chair John Liu, for shepherding these bills to passage;
  • A special "Parent Visionary" award to Johanna Garcia, education advocate and Chief of Staff to Sen. Jackson, for her persistent and passionate advocacy over many years to achieve the goal of a fully equitable education including smaller classes for NYC children.