Wednesday, February 07, 2024

From Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters

I got to know James first because of his strong advocacy for smaller classes, and support for the work of Class Size Matters.

I got to know him even better through his valiant efforts to save Jamaica HS from closing in 2009-2010.

He organized and spoke up at rallies, the PEP, and City Council hearings, the last I recall where he brought students to testify why the school should be saved.

James was one of the most vital, energetic, courageous, intelligent, and compassionate people I have ever met.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  My deepest sympathy goes to his family.

I have written more about him on my blog here.

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