Save NYC schools from huge budget cuts and increased class sizes!
  • Petitioned Mayor Bloomberg

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Mayor of NYC
Mayor Bloomberg
NYC Chancellor
Chancellor Cathie Black
Speaker of the City Council
Hon. Christine Quinn
New York Governor
New York State Senate
New York State House

Save NYC schools from huge budget cuts and increased class sizes!

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      Class Size Matters

Over the last few years, public school budgets in New York City have been cut at least four times – and our children are suffering.  The results have been sharp increases in class size, and the loss of many valuable afterschool, arts and tutoring programs.  In the early grades, classes are now larger than they have been in more than a decade

Governor Cuomo has proposed to cut education by $1.5 billion next year, on top of last year’s cuts of $1.4 billion, which would amount to the largest education cuts in state history.  More than half a billion dollars would be slashed from NYC schools.  In response, Mayor Bloomberg has proposed eliminating over 6,000 teaching positions, which would likely further increase class sizes to levels not seen in a generation.  

Please sign this petition to the Governor, the State Legislature, the Mayor, the Chancellor, and Speaker Quinn, protesting these devastating cuts, and proposing a simple alternative:  that the surtax on NY households making over $300,000 per year should not be allowed to lapse.  This one single measure would yield approximately $5 billion in revenue next year.  We are also urging that an additional city tax surcharge be imposed on millionaires,  to ensure that no other critical social services be eliminated . 

Our wealthiest New Yorkers can afford to pay more and should be required to contribute their fair share.

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    • Ava Capote BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop forcing schools to accept "charitable donations" from corporations with histories of consistently trying to dumb down our children. Our kids are not bargaining chips. They're not product. They're people who deserve a chance to shine. They're also FUTURE VOTERS

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    • Grant Stewart BARTON, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      NO MORE

      last in, first out

      tenure

      Regents

      destruction of children's futures

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    • isidor garcia OAKLAND, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Unions helped build the middle class and this Country. Big corporation are selling the middle class out by exporting our future. Put the monkey on their back to contribute their fare share.

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    • Raymond & Gudrun Yesson SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      As former teachers and grandparents of two

      boys in the NY City public schools, we urge

      you not to increase class size as this would

      negatively affect the education of the children

      Ray & Gudrun Yesson

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    • Leilah Said-Mewha NEW YORK, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Rather than spending millions of dollars on "technological improvements" and systems like ArisparentLink- that money should be spent on building new schools, reducing class-sizes, and most importantly supporting the dedicated and hard-working teachers that are essential in educating our children!

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