Have 11 years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg improved education in New York City?(1)
Although Eva Moskowitz opted against running for Mayor next year, there’s a “70 to 80 percent chance” she will run during the next Mayoral cycle, she told Capital in an interview last week.
Republican councilman Eric Ulrich to G.O.P. chairs: Either it's Kelly or 'back to the drawing board'
Yesterday's joint statement from the five Republican county chairman in New York City pleading for a meeting with police commissioner Ray Kelly "before the fall" also included some trial balloons: Eva Moskowitz, Diana Taylor, Adolfo Carrion and Marty Golden. And, of course, the chairs expressed support for John Catsimatidis, the billionaire who helps funds a lot of local county organizations and who has long been interested in running for office, though he openly says he'd prefer Kelly to run instead of himself.
In addition to asking, again, for Ray Kelly to enter the mayor's race, the five Republican county chairmen in New York City floated several other Democrats they'd be willing to back, in a statement yesterday.
One of them was Eva Moskowitz, a former councilwoman who clashed with the teachers union and now runs several charter schools. The Post followed up with her, and Moskowitz duly said she's considering the race.
'How long have you lived here?': An argument about Eva Moskowitz, schools and the future of Williamsburg
Next year, Young Writers will be moved to East New York, where most of its predominantly female and African-American student body comes from. In its place, the Department of Education is proposing to install Success Academy Williamsburg, a branch of the Success Academy Charter Schools network, the fastest-growing and most well-known charter-school network in New York.(1)
She's had great success generating interest in neighborhoods with the city's poorest-performing public schools. Parents in those neighborhoods have typically responded to her marketing by scrambling madly for the relatively few slots being offered. But there’s something significantly different about this latest round of outreach from Moskowitz, who currently runs seven schools in Harlem and the Bronx, all of which fit neatly into the popularly understood charter-school mandate of providing options to low-income families zoned for poor-performing public schools. This time, she’s going after the middle class.(7)