Eva Sarah Moskowitz has managed to build the largest ever seen charter-school network in New York City in less than a decade. The network has 34 campuses that serve approximately 11,000 children, and more are enrolling each year. Eva’s success academies are producing excellent results throughout New York.
Taking a look at the highest proficiency scores in New York, you notice that five of the top ten students in mathematics are from Success Academy. Similarly, three students in the top 20 list in English come from Success Academy. That is despite the fact that a majority of the 11,000 students come from low-income families where parents struggle to pay for their tuition, and usually begin their education with some strikes against them.
Eva Moskowitz was raised in a family where both parents were professors, and they put higher education their top most priority. Eva Moskowitz was educated in Harlem public schools. After she had graduated with her Ph.D., Eva Moskowitz ran for the New York City Council armed with the determination to change the situation at public schools. Eva Moskowitz earned a name as fearless, hard-nosed advocate for accountability and higher standards in learning institutions across the U.S. She faced a lot of challenges during her campaigns as it was not easy to sail through the ineffective public sector.
After she had been fed up with the status quo, Eva Moskowitz decided to take her advocacy to another level by using the philanthropic money to establish her first charter school in Harlem in the year 2006. Her extraordinary success with the poor and underprivileged children put the educational establishment on their toes as they wanted to do something to avoid the embarrassment. Due to her strong stand, Eva Moskowitz became the number one enemy of the teachers union. Eva Moskowitz has so far managed to stand on her feet to become the voice of the voiceless and continues to achieve tremendous accomplishments in success academy.