Eva Moskowitz has played a big role in the improvement of public education in the US, and she is still as passionate about education as ever. She is particularly known for her success with the charter schools movement, the most recent development being the Success Academy in New York. Eva holds a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University.
Soon after she was done with her studies, she began teaching history in various universities, including the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, City University of New York, and Columbia University. Through her school years and her 10 years’ experience as a professor of history, she got firsthand experience of the US public education and felt that it was lacking in many aspects. This is where she got the motivation to start the charter schools movement, which aims to improve public education by privatizing it.
Eva Moskowitz was a member of the Upper East Side, New York, City Council between 1999 and 2005. She was the chairperson of the Education Committee, and made major reforms to education in the city during her tenure. In 2012, she co-authored Mission Possible with Arin Lavinia. Eva Moskowitz is passionate about education and works with a number of organizations which are focused at improving public education in the US. She is a member of the Students First NY board. She also runs the Great Public Schools Political Action Committee, which provides financial support to charter schools.
Running the charter schools has been a challenge for Eva Moskowitz but she will stop at nothing to ensure that students get the quality of education they deserve. She appeals to the government to improve non-charter schools so as to improve students’ academic performance and bring them up to par with the rest of the world. Despite the numerous challenges that Eva Moskowitz faces, she continues going strong and fighting even harder for the betterment of public education in the US.