Eva Moskowitz: Sole Founder of Success Academy

Eva Moskowitz is the founder of Success Academy Charter School formerly known as Harlem Success Academy. Eva was born in 1964 in the New York City, United States of America. She grew up around the Columbia University environs. She went to high school in Stuyvesant. In high school, she had learned that most of the tutors were incompetent and this is where her idea of establishing a charter school was birthed.

She authored the book mission possible back in 2012 with Arvin Lavinia. She has also written “in therapy we trust,” and the scholarly story of Betty Freidan back in 1996. She holds a bachelor degree and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University respectively. Eva Moskowitz supports the Democratic Party in the United States political arena.

Before Eva Moskowitz established the Success Academy, she had been working on the city council as a member from 1999 to 2005 where she chaired the education committee. She has also taught women history in various universities in the United States. Eva Moskowitz has also been involved in a series of duties besides her profession. Eva served as the acting director for the children’s literacy program ReadNet. She also enlightened students at preparatory school in civics where she held the role of the acting director for public affairs.

Eva Moskowitz was frustrated by the fact that education for the highest performing students was not effective compared to that of other nations. She reveals that children go to schools which are zoned which she deems them as a bad option for the kids. She says that she doesn’t fully agree with the fact that Americans have fully seized global competition in all areas.

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