From Eva Moskowitz, the unfailing champion of charter schools and CEO of Success Academy, comes a deeply honest memoir about the rough-and-tumble fight to reform America’s public education system.
Eva Moskowitz is a fighter with a reputation for having "sharp elbows"— if that’s a synonym for getting the job done, she’ll take it. A born and bred New Yorker, former City Councilmember, and "charter czarina," Moskowitz has taken on national unions and politicians to establish and grow charter schools in four of the city’s five boroughs.
In this unabashedly candid memoir, Moskowitz shares the story of how she became a forward-thinking education entrepreneur who has made her mark establishing nearly three dozen schools—activism that has made her into one of the most polarizing figures in New York City and beyond. A veteran of the education wars, Moskowitz addresses the battles she has won and lost, skewering the people who seek to undermine her—most notably New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio—and celebrating the powerful allies who have aided her cause, including Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Moskowitz’s insightful memoir is a deeply felt personal story and an impassioned call to action that identifies failing policies and offers a blueprint for reform. My Education is sure to garner supporters, enrage her opponents, generate headlines nationwide, and ultimately transform America’s schools.