Saturday, October 1, 2016

Eva Moskowitz Banned from Williamsburg School Event Due to Unethical Behavior

Eva and her Success Academy representatives did not abide by the rules. She would have her folks go around collecting names and information from sign in sheets and then use them for her own outreach. She had been asked to discontinue this practice. I was also told that she "crashed" several other events and finally had to be told she was not welcome to have her schools participate any more. 
A report from a contact:
Yesterday District 14 held School Fest sponsored by Town Square. (Links for info below).

I was there because our community book bus was open for visitors and I was handing out literature and encouraging people to visit. As I strolled through, many of our local public schools and day care centers were exhibiting and telling parents about their programs. A few of our charters were also there as well as education vendors. All the schools, public, private and charter, Pre-K through high school and a college or two, were together. The atmosphere was open and friendly. We even heard magnificent Afro-Caribbean drumming pieces by one local vendor. 

But something seemed odd. 

The biggest and most controversial charter chain was not present. Success Academy had been there every year prior with their flashy displays. I wondered if Eva finally thought she didn't didn't have to tell the neighborhood about her three or four schools in our community or recruit students. 

Wrong! Eva was banned, I learned, from any more Town Square events by its chairperson. I was told this on very good authority, not by Susan Anderson herself who is a community parent. 

Eva and her Success Academy representatives did not abide by the rules. She would have her folks go around collecting names and information from sign in sheets and then use them for her own outreach. She had been asked to discontinue this practice. I was also told that she "crashed" several other events and finally had to be told she was not welcome to have her schools participate any more. This is a victory for our community. I applaud Susan Anderson and her Board of Directors for taking a stand with Eva and insisting that Eva Moskowitz' unethical behavior had to cease and desist. 
 
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5 comments:

  1. It's about time. Historically, Town Square has not taken any stand against the charter schools that have seriously violated the trust of the D14 community. When Citizens of the World Charter School was on probation to close and continued to recruit parents without apprising them of their probationary status, Town Square allowed them to use Schoolfest as a recruitment platform without letting anyone distribute any information to the contrary. At the time, over 200 members of the D14 community launched a lawsuit against that charter school. Success Academy must have been especially egregious.

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  2. Citizens of the World was there, but kept themselves very low key. In fact we noticed that very few people were at the charter school tables...very few.

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  3. Gossip, gossip, gossip. I'd like to see proof that she was banned.

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    1. I'd like to see proof that kids at success don't pee their pants.

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