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CSM Brochure Final 2012 Both Sides

CSM Brochure Final 2012 Both Sides

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As numerous studies have shown and as parentsand teachers have long known, students insmaller classes learn more in school, are moreengaged, and are less likely to drop out or causedisciplinary problems.LouAnne Johnson, the teacher who inspiredthe movie “Dangerous Minds,” wrote: Class size reduction is one of four K-12education reforms that have been proven towork, according to the Institute of EducationSciences, the research arm of the United StatesDepartment of Education. It also has been
CouncilmanRobert Jackson,Chair, NYCCouncil EducationCommittee
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why doesclass sizematter?
what can youdo to help?
Become a member by sending a 
tax-deductible contribution to:Class Size Matters124 Waverly PlaceNew York, NY 10011
or by visiting our website at:
 Ask for a briefing on class size and/orschool overcrowding for your parent orcommunity group by calling us at:
or emailing:info@classsizematters.org
 Join the over 4,000 plus subscribers to ourfree electronic news updates.
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 A non-profit advocacy organization in NYC,fighting for the right ofevery public schoolchild to benefit fromsmaller classes and aquality education.
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly PlaceNew York, NY 10011212-674-7320www.classsizematters.org
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Concerned about too few or non-existent Kindergarten seats,“Stroller Moms” join other parents and activists at aCity Hall rally for a Better Capital Plan.
“When classes are small enoughto allow  individual  student-teacher  interaction, a minor miracle occurs:Teachers teach and  students learn.“ 
shown to significantly narrow the achieve-ment gap between racial and ethnic groups.New York’s highest court ruled that NYCstudents were deprived of their constitutionalright to an adequate education, due toexcessive class sizes. And yet class sizes haveincreased sharply over the last four years, andin grades K-3 are now the largest they havebeen in over a decade.
This is a worsening crisis that that should not be allowed to continue.

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