Andrea Gabor: A Tour of a Success Academy Charter School in the Bronx

19 Dec

Why doesn’t Eva Moskowitz open the doors of her autocratic, opaque, for-profit corporate Charter schools to all educators who want to know more about the alleged success of this very profitable charter chain?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Andrea Gabor signed up to tour a Success Academy charter school in the Bronx. She was accepted, but shortly before the big day, her invitation was rescinded. When she inquired why, she was told that the tour was limited only to principals of other schools.

So, I was dismayed when, on December 4, three days after my original acceptance arrived, Jaclyn Leffel, the director of New York City Collaborates, which was helping to organize the tour, rescinded my invitation. “In reviewing our guest list, I did see that you are currently not leading a NYC public school. This workshop is specifically designed for people in elementary school education. Unfortunately this event is only available to principals at this time. Thanks so much for your interest!” wrote Ms. Leffel.

The only problem was that to register for the event, you had to include your title and affiliation, which in my case…

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