Eva Moskowitz Spearheads Reforms on Education

Over the last decade, Eva Moskowitz has found herself on the radar due to her attempts to revolutionize education. In 2006, she founded the Success Academy Charter Schools, which through her leadership as the Chief Executive Officer, has become the top performing charter school network in the city of New York. Her interest in education started off after she acquired her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and later her Ph.D. in American history from the Johns Hopkins University. Thereafter, she served as a history professor specializing in teaching civics at a program created for gifted minority students, Prep for Prep.

Eva Moskowitz started her first school in Harlem and in less than 10 years, she had started 32 schools into her network in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Bronx. This served more than 9000 children who were part of a less-privileged population yet they were able to perform better than students from well-off schools in New York.

While Eva Moskowitz was a member of the New York City Council, she worked to reform education in the city. As the chair, she visited many schools and her investigatory hearings became her trademark. She closely monitored every aspect of public education, from the very basic such as to improve the services offered by the government. However, all this was in an aim to t to the students and make sure that children do not join schools that fail. It was from these experiences that she adapted the aspects that Success Academy is built upon.

The education system that Eva Moskowitz has created does not only make bring out children who are good at reading, writing and mathematics but also mind games; each child in the system learns chess, which trains them to be strategic. Again, the school embraces debate and games as well. This ensures that their students are all round. In what she describes as a bad education system Eva went through, she tirelessly works to prevent others from going through the same.

 

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