Eva Moskowitz is an extraordinary woman who has made tremendous contributions to the education industry. She is known as a former City Council member for the Upper East Side, New York City and of course as the founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools.
Her schools are known to be the flag bearers of the rights of low-income and people of color to obtain a quality education. Moskowitz is always trying to reach as many as of the disadvantages families as she can. This is evidenced by the recent decision of the Success Academy to buy space in the Manhattan Tower for two new schools. This is a major shift from the traditional Charter School policy of asking the city to provide free space in public buildings.
In the past, Moskowitz has done her best to persuade Mayor Bill de Blasio to provide more and more space of her rapidly expanding network of schools. These schools have seen their students perform extremely well, which has been a source of great inspiration to Moskowitz. Always a very articulate voice in the education sector Eva has never been shy about sharing her opinions about what ails it.
Recently she claimed that Albany lawmakers had indulged in some manipulation of the state budget which would result in funding for charter schools being negatively impacted to the extent of $1 billion. In any case, Moskowitz is of the opinion that the common education in the US compares very unfavorably on the international level. To her quality of education matters more than children having to attend school where they have been zoned.
What comes across about Moskowitz is that she has intricate and intimate knowledge of what ails the American education system and how it hasn’t woken up at all to the global competition that American students are most ill-equipped to face. If she comes across as a vociferous spokesperson, it is because she knows what she is talking about.
In today’s globally connected times the stakeholders of the American education system would be well advised to pay heed to her views for the sake of the future of all of its young children.