Wall Street Journal / By Leslie Brody
Originally published: 3.22.2018
All 17 seniors in the first graduating class of the city’s largest charter network, Success Academy, have gotten into four-year colleges, including Boston College, Emory University and Tufts University. They all started together in 2006, when the network opened its first elementary school in Harlem. In addition to their own ambition, they faced pressure to excel as a proof point for a charter network that has ardent fans and fierce detractors.