Eva Moskowitz attended The Johns Hopkins University where she attained a Ph.D. in American History. She is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a profound philanthropist with strong views about how social issues should be run especially on children matters focusing on the education sector. She has previously worked as a history lecturer at different universities across New York.
From her elementary school years, she felt that the education system was failing and that there was a need for change. Having been raised in a challenging background, she also felt the plight of the poor citizens who so much wanted their kids to receive a quality education. It is for this reason that she won the Educational Committee Chair seat in the New York City Council. Eva Moskowitz also had the ambition of running for Mayor of New York.
Later on, Eva Moskowitz took it upon herself to develop the education system she dreamed of and founded the Success Academy Charter Schools in 2006. The school which she started with just 165 children has since grown to become a reputable school across New York. It currently schools more than 11,000 children in 34 schools across New York. The applications from parents who wish for their children to join the school are way more than the school can accommodate, a reason Eva Moskowitz says that they still have a long way to go.
Eva Moskowitz developed a system whereby children learn the basic subjects required by the state with the incorporation of chess classes, sports, and much debate. Eva Moskowitz argues that children must be challenged to learn since their minds are easy to ‘manipulate’ hence, they must be given ‘hard’ tasks to enable them to think and be creative on their own.
The teaching system developed by Eva Moskowitz seems to be working well. This is because students from the school score higher than most of their peers in a yearly test that is conducted to assess their knowledge.