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.
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.