For more than four years, Success Academy Queens parents and students have been battling Mayor de Blasio for a permanent middle school home for their children. Mr. Mayor, it’s time.
Success Academy families go above and beyond to advocate for high-quality public education — and every parent brings their personal strengths and passions to the fight for educational equity.
It’s not easy to ignore our scholars. First, they are adorable, and second, if you take the time to listen to them, they have the most amazing things to say. But Mayor de Blasio doesn’t want to see our Queens fourth graders.
Jamaal Salah knew he had to go the extra mile as a dad at SA Far Rockaway — for his daughter, and for all kids.
When I finished my service with AmeriCorps in 2016, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to continue teaching. But when I moved back East, I came across Success Academy. The model seemed exactly what my former students had needed, but what attracted me even more was the dual mission. It wasn’t enough for the kids in my own classroom to learn well; I wanted to be part of an organization working toward bringing great education to all students.