Updates

NYC Kids PAC and Class Size Matters Statement on Police Violence Against Black Americans

NYC Kids PAC and Class Size Matters stand in solidarity with protesters in New York City and around the country to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, Eric Garner and all other Black victims who have tragically died at the hands of the police. We know the role […]

2020 Endorsements

May 18, 2020 With Donald Trump as President and Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and a fierce economic recession upon us, our public schools are threatened with huge budget cuts and privatization like never before.  We need strong representation in Washington DC  to protect and strengthen our public schools and after careful consideration, we […]

2020 Congressional and Legislative candidate surveys

NYC Kids PAC surveys for Democratic primary on June 23, 2020 Our endorsed candidates are in red   Candidates for Congress   5 Shaniyat Chowdhury 5 Gregory Meeks (did not respond) 7 Nydia Velazquez 7 Iro Omere (did not respond) 9 Yvette Clarke 9 Adem Bunkeddeko 9 Lutchi Gayot 9 Isiah James 9 Joel Anabilah-Azumah […]

NYC Kids PAC Legislative Agenda for 2020

A formatted pdf of our Legislative Agenda that you can download and forward to your legislators is here.  It is also described below. Funding and class size The state should fully fund foundation aid over two years, with an additional $2 billion statewide in year one and $1.8 billion in year two. Of that amount, […]

Contact the Speaker & the Council about the need to lower class size!

NYC Kids PAC along with Class Size Matters and other parent groups are urging the City Council to allocate $100 million towards class size reduction in next year’s education budget. Please call the Speaker’s office  with this message: “As a parent [or teacher, or concerned citizen], I urge the Speaker to  fight for $100 million […]

Parents, teachers and students testify about the importance of reducing class size

On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, parents, students, educators and advocates testified on the importance of reducing class size at City Hall hearings of the NYC Education Committee, chaired by Council Member Mark Treyger. Below are videos and links to written statements of some of these testimonies. You can watch the full unedited video of these […]

Check out the new oped co-authored by Fatima in Gotham Gazette

Fatima Geidi, NYC Kids PAC member, has co-authored a piece in the Gotham Gazette on how the proposals by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to place a moratorium on charter school expansion and hold these schools accountable for protecting children’s rights would benefit both public school and charter school students: By articulating a need for […]

On June 11, 2019 we rallied for smaller classes!

On Tuesday June 11 at 12 noon at City Hall, NYC Kids PAC co-sponsored a rally to urge the city to lower class size. More than than one hundred parents, students, advocates, elected officials and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall to urge the NYC Department of Education and the Mayor to […]

Join us in urging the Mayor & Chancellor to stop sharing student info with charter schools!

If your organization would like to sign onto this letter, please email us at info@nyckidspac.org Dear Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza: We strongly urge you to reverse the long-standing Department of Education policy of allowing charter schools to access student personal information to help them market their schools.  Parents are outraged when they see […]

Mayoral control: It’s time for a change

Please watch the video below and if you agree that it’s time for a change, contact your legislators in the Assembly and the State Senate and let them know you want checks and balances added to mayoral control – with a stronger voice for parents and members of the community. Also check out our mayoral […]