Nov 24, 2021 | News Story

Take Action: Tell Elected Officials to Seize This Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Reduce Class Sizes in New York City

We have always known that reducing class size is integral to student achievement, teacher retention and equitable schools, but it’s now also become an issue of public health. We must learn from the pandemic and take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses in the future. It’s time to recognize that we need safe classroom occupancy limits.

City Council Intro 2374-2021 would amend the City’s administrative code in relation to classroom capacity. Smaller class sizes are already the norm in many parts of New York. Our students deserve the same opportunities as the rest of the students in the state. For the first time in decades, we have a significant amount of federal and state education aid that could be used to hire the staff and secure the space to lower class sizes in every school if the bill becomes law. Click here to tell our elected leaders to pass this important legislation and make lower class sizes a reality in New York City.