Spent some time a few days ago observing teachers at Success Academy Harlem East.  I was there because their results are consistently off the charts so I was interested to observe and potentially learn a little something.  I also wanted to go because there’s maybe a bit of skepticism out there in some quarters about Success’ work. People ask, Is it real or is it some kind of test prep gaming? I’d never been and was excited to have a chance to see what it was like there. My sense from an admittedly short visit is: “Yes, it’s real.”