Success Academy Has Lofty Aims New York Families Want Achieved

Posted on June 12, 2017

One way to know if an organization is working towards meeting its goals is how many people are wanting to become a part of the services being offered; in terms of the failing public schools system in New York, Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz is calling on New York officials to assist them in providing a better educational experience by allowing public space to be used by the charter schools network. Success Academy was established in 2006 by Eva Moskowitz after she saw first hand the problems facing students during her time as a New York Council member and has voiced her own unhappiness with the fact the Office of the New York Mayor has blocked a number of proposals to expand the reach of the Success Academy by allowing the charter schools network the opportunity to use free spaces in New York school buildings.

 

The Success Academy has been serving scholars of New York since 2006. It brings a major level of achievement to New York as its students have been developing higher test scores than their peers in traditional public schools across New York; the problem facing the leaders of the Success Academy is how to free up more spaces that will allow some of the thousands of students who applied for places at Success Academy and could not be given them due to lack of space. In some areas of New York 15 families applied for each spot. Success Academy has solved many of the problems seen in the worst performing schools in New York.

Success Academy has reached out to many new students as its growth has continued with new schools opening each year, but the charter school had hoped to take advantage of the more than 5,000 empty seats in New York City public schools Eva Moskowitz had been calling on to allow more students to take advantage of the achievements of those already involved in Success Academy programs. Around 14,000 students now attend Success Academy locations and around 77 percent of attendees are classed as low income, which highlights the different socioeconomic backgrounds of those who could not normally afford to see their children receive the level of education seen at the Success Academy.

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