In a bid to push back against critics of charter schools, Success Academy Education Institute’s founder Eva Moskowitz went deep into her motivation for education projects and the many nuances that come into play when competing with traditional education.
In a video released ahead of a conference on educational reforms and innovation, Eva Moskowitz states that the overall development of Success Academy and the application of its systems have put on display powerful alternatives to the existing education system and norms adopted throughout the country.
Eva Moskowitz adds in the video that tough they’ve faced staunch opposition from New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Success Academy managed to do things differently enough that they’ve been able to do more with less in the past year than traditional public schools, and the resulting innovation has been regarded by the world over.
With a little over a year working with Success Academy, Eva Moskowitz’s direction of this charter school has advanced its ability to develop a network of schools throughout New York City, funded by $35 million she’s been able to gather through showing the developments of implemented innovations.
About Eva Moskowitz:
Eva Moskowitz is an American politician, educator, and businesswoman. Having been educated at the University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins University, where she received a Ph.D. in American History, Moskowitz went on to become a member of New York City’s council and sat on its education committee.
Eva Moskowitz took her experience in the education system to found the Success Charter Network where she continues to serve as CEO. Moskowitz is responsible for the Harlem Success Academy in 2006, a charter school praised by several members of the city government and paved the way for plans to open 40 schools throughout New York City over the next 10 years.