“The Education of Eva Moskowitz” – her battle to reform our education system

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In New York City’s traditional public schools, 24% of black and Hispanic students passed the state math test this year. At Success Academy, 95% of these students passed the math test. About 4 times as many. Listen as Big John and Ramblin’ go in depth with Eva Moskowitz and find out how it happened in New York City and how it could happen here in Chicago. THEN, read “The Education of Eva Moskowitz.”

Eva Moskowitz looks back at her turn away from district schools, as she plans for 100 schools of her own

Chalkbeat | Monica Desire

During an interview at a Chalkbeat breakfast event on Thursday, the CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools explained her evolution from what she described as an “FDR Democrat” who believed the traditional school system was flawed but could be improved to an outspoken critic trying to lead an educational revolution from the outside.

Success Story: Founder and CEO of Success Academy recounts her journey

Education Next | Chester E. Finn, Jr.

There are hundreds of thousands of poor and minority kids whose striving parents want them to succeed, parents who can get them to school in the morning and ensure that they do their homework in the evening but who cannot find or afford an acceptable school in the city where they live. Those kids need and deserve great schools, too. Hurrah for Moskowitz for showing how—and now for describing it so well.

Strong Woman Writes Memoir on the Burdens of Leadership

The Weekly Standard | Alice B. Lloyd

On the same day last week, two Democratic women published political memoirs. One was a frank and engaging tale of butting heads with the media and doing battle with an upstart populist progressive. The other was written by Hillary Clinton.

Don't Get Angry, Get Eva

New York School Talk | Peter Cunningham

Somehow, while managing a sprawling network of public charter schools serving 15,000 children, engaging in the day-to-day political combat of New York, and raising three kids, Eva Moskowitz found time to write her memoirs. For readers with a taste for drama, “The Education of Eva Moskowitz” doesn’t disappoint.

The Secret of Eva Moskowitz's Success Academy

New York Post | Seth Mandel

Success Academy breeds success: Its inner-city students outperformed every other school district in the state in the 2017 exams. And one big secret to that success has been the application of the kinds of tactics and strategies that helped bring the city back from the brink more than once — this time, applied to education.

Test Scores Don’t Lie: Charter Schools Are Transformative

Wall Street Journal | Eva Moskowitz

I grew up in Harlem in the 1960s and early ’70s. My brother and I attended a failing school where we were the only white students. My parents, both professors, supplemented our education at home, but we understood that our classmates were wholly dependent on the inadequate education the school offered. Even at that young age I perceived this as a terrible injustice.