Lower class sizes for NYC has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul but implementation will not begin until 2023. It will be fully phased in by 2028.
Class size legal limits for NYC:
Most HS: 25 (phys Ed, music: 40)
For the skeptics (most of us), we will believe these numbers when we see them. However, we have to acknowledge this is a giant step forward.
Thank you Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters for never giving up, Senators Robert Jackson and John Liu for their legislative push, as well as everyone who has advocated for lower class sizes for NYC students.
The cynic in me does wonder if a recent poll showing the Governor's race tightening helped push this along.
As for timing, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II today may have just moved the class size story down a bit on the public radar. We are sorry for the loss of the Queen though I would not call myself a major royalist. My wife is more of a royalist. She met the Queen and thought well of her.