Eva Moskowitz, the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Success Academy Charter Schools, is known for making an education revolution in New York with her charter schools. It was an incredible journey as she founded the first charter school in Harlem in 2006, and currently, it has grown to 34 schools with more than 11,000 children. In every school we are seeing high proficiency scores! Her students are outperforming others, and the Success Academy schools are considered to be one of the best schools in the state. Eva Moskowitz framed the school concept for the children from struggling families, and most of her students are winning greatly by fighting against the odds. Their scores are crushing even those students who are students of other schools from affluent backgrounds.
Moskowitz says what prompted her to dedicate the time for education. Earlier, she ran for New York City Council and became the chair of the education committee. She could spot many issues with the public-school establishment including the union contracts made with the teachers, the staff, and the principals. Eva Moskowitz noted many malpractices in the contracts along with other issues, and that it was affecting the quality of education in public schools. Therefore, she decided to give a great education environment to the poor kids and opened the first charter school in 2006 with 165 children. Eva Moskowitz framed the school subjects and surroundings with her ideals. She wanted the kids to be great readers, mathematicians, writers, and discovery-oriented scientists. Additionally, Eva ensures that the children are displaying high moral character and being self-reflective to their emotions.
The children take chess as an academic subject, as Eva Moskowitz knows it advances strategic thinking. The schools conduct debates on different topics which hundreds of students are encouraged to participate in improving their knowledge, communication, and interpersonal skills. Eva made sure that the schools are using its own curriculum by analyzing various textbooks on from all subjects. Each class has a clear focus on explanation and student discourse, and the children are pressed to go for reasoning. Eva Moskowitz completed her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania. She did her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in American history and became a history professor for gifted minority students before actively taking up the public life.