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Eva Moskowitz

Success Academy, 'The New York Times Magazine' and Public Education

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

The New York Times Magazine has a long article about Eva Moskowitz and her chain of charter schools in New York City. But what Moskowitz does to get high test scores is not a model for public education or even for other charters.

How to Properly Cash in on the Charter School Movement

Peter Greene | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

There's no legal limit to what you can be paid as the charter school operator. The only limits to your salary are the limits set by your own sense of shame. If you have no shame, then ka-ching, my friend. Ka. Ching.

Joy Resmovits

How Bill De Blasio May Be Helping Charter Schools More Than Some Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Last fall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) waged his successful populist campaign in part on reversing his predecessor Michael Bloo...

Bill de Blasio vs. Charter Schools -- A Pointless Battle

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

This is a mere sideshow. Comparing schools -- charter vs. neighborhood public; suburban vs. urban; public vs. private -- is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of education in America.

Bobby Jindal: Bill De Blasio Is A 'Petulant Tyrant'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio does not have a friend in Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. On Tuesday, the New York Post published an op-ed by ...

Every Child Matters

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.16.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

It's hard work to try to help all kids, not just some. This is the underlying fight in New York and elsewhere right now. Mayor de Blasio has crafted a thoughtful, comprehensive plan to strengthen education for all children.

In New York's Fight Over Charter Schools, a Tale of Two Cities (and Two Selves)

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Indeed, the center of the fight in NYC seems to be about what will happen when the considerable wealth and influence of a capitalist economy begins to remake the institution that was founded to be the ultimate safeguard of our democratic society.

Why Does Andrew Cuomo Love Charter Schools? Follow The Money To Wall Street

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Wall Street loves charter schools. Andrew Cuomo wants to be re-elected governor of New York with a large majority. One of his biggest sources of money is Wall Street. Cuomo now wants to take charge of dispensing millions in public funds to charter schools for construction, and he wants to assure them that they can have public space without paying rent.

Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

Mayor de Blasio and Education: Fact-Checking Eva Moskowitz's Claims

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

What is missing from the controversy so far is any interest on the part of the journalists in basic facts. Instead, what is happening is a PR battle. Eva Moskowitz has attacked Mayor de Blasio in multiple media appearances, and no one in the media has bothered to check any of her claims. Let's fill that gap.

The Smear Campaign Against Mayor Bill de Blasio

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Perhaps you have seen the headlines and the television interviews about how New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, is closing charter schools, evicting poor minority children, destroying their dreams for the future, and their chance to escape failing public schools. Time for a fact check.

De Blasio: First Do No Harm

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.07.2014 | New York
Kevin P. Chavous

This week thousands of parents and students marched to save their schools and fight for the right of every child to receive a quality education. The march was in response to the mayor's newly announced charter school co-location policy.

Joy Resmovits

De Blasio To Make Politically Loaded Charter School Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the space-sharing arrangements for nine schools, including three charter schools that are part of Suc...

A Look Ahead at 2014 in Education Reform

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Comedy
Steve Nelson

Governor Rick Perry misses the press conference. His staff reports that he was still trying to '...figure out what all these numbers mean' and that he hadn't been able to get his hair ready in time.

Charter March Missed Mark

David Bloomfield | Posted 12.24.2013 | New York
David Bloomfield

How can charters' desire for pubic space be accommodated by the city? After all the hollering, it would be easy.

Caveat Emptor--Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public Education

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Michele Somerville

If charter schools really do so well with educating children with special needs, does it not make sense for many more children with autism and other developmental disabilities to attend these schools? Why aren't the charter schools clamoring for more?

Controversial Charter Chain Wants To Open 100 NY Schools

| Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman WILLIAMSBURG — The controversial charter network Success Academy plans to open 100 New York schools in the next decade, DNAin...

Great School Choices

Tom Allon | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Choice is a hallmark of our country. It is synonymous with freedom. We live in a country where we have choice in our leaders, our religion, our food, our housing, our lifestyles. Choice in education is not only necessary -- it is crucial for our country's future.

Play Time Contributes to Success of Success Academy

Megan Rosker | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Megan Rosker

While the media likes to run story after story about the drama of Success Academy's legal battles, quietly, day after day, in well-maintained and orderly classrooms, kids are learning. That is the story I would like to share.

Leaders of New Group Have an "Interest" in Education

Gail Robinson | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Gail Robinson

Increasingly privatized education -- with charters, consultants and competition -- offers more opportunities for investment and profit-making. Its proponents have a special and vested interest in the policies they promote.

An Education Success in Harlem

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

The model for each student varies on their needs, and parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child's education. This program is determined to be the change in New York City. What's not to love?

Steve Brill's Destructive Morality Play

John Thompson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John Thompson

I do not doubt that a quarter of teachers in many neighborhood schools are unsatisfactory, but why would a fair-minded observer assume that poor teaching is the cause, and not the result of a dysfunctional system?

Success Charter Network CEO: Smaller Classes Not Always Better

Posted 05.28.2011 | Education

With many school districts trying to cut their deficits, the importance of class sizes often falls at the center of deliberation. Eva Moskowitz, fo...

Kids at Harlem Success Academy Hit Million Book Milestone

| Jeff Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARLEM -- When 10-year-old Deeyonna Cooper reads books at home, it's a family affair. The fifth grader at Harlem Success Academy often reads to her...

When 'Failing' Schools Close and Whiter, Brighter Schools Open

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

The matter of school closings is complex and polarizing. Evidence suggests the only solution to the problem of "failing" (DOE speak for "black and Latino") schools is to open new, small schools.