Jul 15, 2020 • 57M

What’s needed for the safe reopening of schools and child care for working parents next year

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Educators of NYC
A weekly podcast and radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM NYC, hosted by Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters, and Daniel Alicea of Educators of NYC. We speak about the issues and controversies affecting public schools and public education in New York City, statewide and nationally.
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Governor Cuomo’s announcement of the metrics that will determine whether schools can be reopened in NY state in the fall.

Detailed guidelines released by the state Department of Health and the Board of Regents.

Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC proposals for the safe reopening of schools; letter to the Board of Regents and Summary of ideas from our June 20 conference.

How the need for social distancing brings in sharper focus the inequities of class size across the city.

Council Member Brad Lander’s oped and draft plan.

Information on the increase in wealth among NY state billionaires during the pandemic.

NY State Legislature bills that would raise revenue to support our schools during the pandemic and help pay for child care and wrap around services, including increasing taxes on the ultra-wealthy.