Leonie Haimson

Class Size Matters

Guest

Executive director of Class Size Matters, part of a coalition called New York State Allies for Public Education, which has led the “opt-out” movement; founding member of Parents across America, a national organization dedicated to putting parents' voice back in public education; parent of former New York public school students;

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The top priority for most Americans is education, and public school teachers around the country say the past two years have been a nightmare.

Education, State Finance and Teacher Bashing

The top priority for most Americans is education, and public school teachers around the country say the past two years have been a nightmare.

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